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Echinopsis spachiana

Echinopsis spachiana (Lemaire) H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974

Cereus spachianus Lemaire 1840

Echinocereus spachianus (Lemaire) Rümpler 1885

Trichocereus spachianus (Lemaire) Riccobono 1909

Cereus santiaguensis Spegazzini 1905

Trichocereus santiaguensis (Spegazzini) Backeberg 1959

Echinopsis santiaguensis (Spegazzini) H. Friedrich & G. D. Rowley 1974

Golden Torch Cereus, Hedgehog Cactus, White Torch Cactus, Golden Torch

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusEchinopsis
Speciesspachiana

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This cactus is native to western Argentina, and is not found in the wild in North America.

Identification: Plants consist of several cylindrical stems up to 6½' (2 m) in height. Each stem is about 1¾-2" (5-6 cm) around, and has 10-15 ribs. The spines along the sides occur in groups of 8-10, each ⅛-⅜" (4-10 mm) long. They are reddish yellow when young, becoming whiter as they age. Flowers are white, up to 6" (15 cm) around and up to 8" (20 cm) deep. The funnel-shaped portion of the outside of the flowers is hairy and pink in color.

References:

Anderson, Edward F., The Cactus Family, Timber Press, 2001, p. 281

Online References:

Echinopsis spachiana on Desert-tropicals.com

Echinopsis spachiana at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden Center for Plant Research

Echinopsis spachiana on Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents

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

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Echinopsis spachiana (Golden Torch Cereus, Hedgehog Cactus, White Torch Cactus, Golden Torch)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 4 × 2½' (1.2 × 0.8 m) ID is uncertain

Echinopsis spachiana (Golden Torch Cereus, Hedgehog Cactus, White Torch Cactus, Golden Torch)

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

Echinopsis spachiana (Golden Torch Cereus, Hedgehog Cactus, White Torch Cactus, Golden Torch)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Range: Zones 9b-11:

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