Oreocereus doelzianus

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O. d. subsp. sericatus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cereeae
Subtribus: Trichocereinae
Genus: Oreocereus
Species: Oreocereus doelzianus
Subspecies: O. d. subsp. calvus – O. d. subsp. doelzianus – O. d. subsp. sericatus


Oreocereus doelzianus (Backeb.) Borg (1937)


  • Morawetzia doelziana Backeb. in Jahrb. Deutsch. Kakteen-Ges. 1: 73. 1936 syn. sec. Hunt 2006
  • Borzicactus doelzianus (Backeb.) Kimnach in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 32: 59. 1960 syn. sec. Hunt 2006
  • Morawetzia doelziana var. fuscatispina Backeb., Kakteenlex.: 281. 1966 syn. sec. Hunt 2006


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Old Man of the Andes

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Old Man of the Andes
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