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Cactaceae Echinopsis Zucc.
 Abh. Akad. Muench. ii. (1837) 675.
 
Echinopsis chamaecereus   H.Friedrich & Glaetzle
Bradleya 1: 96 (1983), nom. nov.
(Cereus sunestrii, Chamaecereus sylvestri)
Peanut Cactus -
low water requirement full sun exposure



   Offsets from the 6” tall creeping candle like cylindrical ribbed stems root easily.  In late spring to early summer, profuse bright orange to scarlet, funnel shaped blooms emerge on a long stem. and only open completely in full sun.  Hardy to 30° F.

 
Echinopsis pachanoi  (Britton & Rose) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley    
I.O.S. Bull. 3(3): 96 (1974).
(Trichocereus pachanoi)
Aguacolla, Andachuma, Giganton, Huachuma, San Pedro Cactus -
low water requirement full sun exposure
 




   This cactus is a sprawling shrub that has large white flowers, and is native to Ecuador and Peru.
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Echinopsis page last updated: April 27, 2010.