Echinocactus platyacanthus

Echinocactus platyacanthus , Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Echinocactus
Species: Echinocactus platyacanthus

Name

Echinocactus platyacanthus Link & Otto, 1827

Synonyms

Echinocactus helophorus
Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus karwinskii
Echinocactus palmeri
Echinocactus visnaga

Echinocactus platyacanthus (*)

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Echinocactus platyacanthus is a species of cactus (family Cactaceae). It is native to central Mexico.

References

* Cecilia Jiménez-Sierra, Maria C. Mandujano, and Luis E. Eguiarte. (2007) Are populations of the candy barrel cactus (Echinocactus platyacanthus) in the desert of Tehuacán, Mexico at risk? Population projection matrix and life table response analysis, Biological Conservation, Volume 135, Issue 2. Pages 278-292.

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