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Echinopsis chiloensis

Echinopsis chiloensis, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Trichocereeae
Genus: Echinopsis
Species: Echinopsis chiloensis


Echinopsis chiloensis is a species of cacti native to South America; genus members are known as hedgehog cacti, sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus. This species, E chiloensis, is tree-like with branching structures beginning basally. This plant can attain a height of eight metres.[1] An example occurrence is within the La Campana National Park in Chile.[2]

Line notes

1. ^ Edward F. Anderson. 2001
2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008


* Edward F. Anderson. 2001. The cactus family, Timber Press, 776 pages
* C. Michael Hogan. 2008. Chilean Wine Palm: Jubaea chilensis, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. N. Stromberg

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