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Echinopsis huascha

Echinopsis huascha (F. A. C. Weber) H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974

Trichocereus huascha (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose 1920

Lobivia huascha (F. A. C. Weber) W. T. Marshall 1938

Helianthocereus huascha (F. A. C. Weber) Backeberg 1951

Cereus andalgalensis F. A. C. Weber 1897

Lobivia andalgalensis (F. A. C. Weber) Britton & Rose 1922

Trichocereus andalgalensis (F. A. C. Weber) Hosseus 1939

Helianthocereus andalgalensis (F. A. C. Weber) Backeberg 1951

Lobivia grandiflora Britton & Rose 1922

Chamaecereus grandiflorus (Britton & Rose) Frič 1931

Helianthocereus grandiflorus (Britton & Rose) Backeberg 1955

Lobivia hyalacantha Spegazzini 1925

Helianthocereus hyalacanthus (Spegazzini) Backeberg 1959

Echinopsis lobiviodes Backeberg 1934

Pseudolobivia lobiviodes (Backeberg) Backeberg ex Krainz 1942

Trichocereus lobiviodes (Backeberg) R. Gräser & F. Ritter 1980

Helianthocereus pecheretianus Backeberg 1955

Echinopsis pecheretiana (Backeberg) H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974

Trichocereus grandiflorus Backeberg 1966

Trichocereus rowleyi H. Friedrich 1974

Echinopsis rowleyi (H. Friedrich) R. Kiesling 1978

Lobivia purpureominiata F. Ritter 1980

Trichocereus catamarcensis F. Ritter 1980

Red Torch Cactus, Argentine Hedgehog

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusEchinopsis
Specieshuascha

About plant names...

Red torch cactus is native to northern Argentina, and is not found in the wild in North America.

Identification: These occur in low clumps as high as 3' (1 m), with cylindrical stems 1½-1¾" (4-5 cm) in diameter. Each stem has 14-17 ribs, with thin spines ½-2½" (1.5-7 cm) long. Spines are between yellow and brown in color. Large flowers, up to 2½" (7 cm) in diameter and 4" (10 cm) deep, are red, pink, yellow, or orange.

Online References:

Echinopsis huascha on Desert-tropicals.com

Echinopsis huascha on CactiGuide.com

Echinopsis huascha at George and Audrey DeLange's Arizona wildflower site

Echinopsis huascha at Chris A. Martin's site at Arizona State University

Echinopsis huascha on cactushabitat.com

Echinopsis huascha on Dr. Giuseppe Mazza's PhotoMazza.com site

Echinopsis huascha on cals.arizona.edu

References:

Anderson, Edward F., The Cactus Family, Timber Press, 2001, p. 269

Echinopsis huascha description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus, Argentine Hedgehog)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 7 × 10" (17 × 26 cm)

Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus, Argentine Hedgehog)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 3½ × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m)