Echinocereus viridiflorus var. neocapillus

Echinocereus viridiflorus var. neocapillus (Weniger) A.D.Zimmerman ()
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🌵 BasionymEchinocereus chloranthus var. neocapillus ()
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Greek neos ‘new’ + Latin căpillus ‘hair’. Publication by Weniger not seen. Presumably for the white hairs in the areoles of seedlings, which dinstuingish the taxon from the other varieties of Echinocereus viridiflorus (Zimmerman, Cacti Trans-Pecos: 269. 2004).

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2022 Feb 21). Echinocereus viridiflorus var. neocapillus. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from

Common name
Weniger's hedgehog cactus

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