Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus hastatus (Hopffer
ex K. Schumann) Britton et Rose 1922 (status doubtful)
Origin: Mexico, Hidalgo (North of Puchuca)
Tribe: Cacteae Subtribe: Echinocactinae
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
- Echinofossulocactus lamellosus
- Echinofossulocactus lamellosus var.
- Echinocactus hastatus Hopffer ex
In: Gesa ntb. Kakteen 376, 1898
- Stenocactus hastatus (Hopffer ex
K. Schumann) A. Berger 1929
- Efossus hastatus,
- Brittonrosea hastata
long sharp spines. The plants in cultivation are quite variable.
Stem: Flattened depressed-globose to short cylindrical, light green, 10-12
cm in diameter and tall.
Ribs: Up to 35, wavy with a triangular section,
Areoles: With white felt;
Central spines: 1 per areole, solitary, white or pale with brown tips, 4
to 8 cm long, more or less flattened, porrect, rigid and very
Radial spines: 5 or 6 short yellowish spines, the upper ones longer, up
to 3 cm long.
Flowers: Large white or pink (the
largest of the genus).
Fruit: becoming dry.
Seeds: Obovate, 1,5 mm long, brownish-grey, shining, finely
Cultivation: Small growing and easy to to care
in normal and very drained
cactus compost and very willing to flower,
Because of it’s small size makes a
great potted plant specimen, great for beginning collectors, water
sparingly and allow to dry between watering, needs good drainage.
Watering should be curtailed during the winter months. Full sun but is
tolerant and prefers light shade during the hot Summer months. And
provide very good
ventilation. Frost Tolerance: Hardy to - 5°C if kept dry.
(usually) or by the shoots of adult plants (if available). It tillers
more readily than most other species.
conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
plants belonging to the
Taxon has lots of
synonyms (like most Echinofossulocactus) whit several controversial
varieties and subspecies):