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Echinofossulucactus kellerianus
(Syn:  Stenocactus crispatus )
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The upper spine spines are long flat and straight.
 



 
Description: Usually solitary round or flat
Stem:
Up to 7 cm broad, 4 cm highly; Vertex woolly;
Ribs: approx.. 60, rather hard;
Spines: Ferocious-looking, Radials 2-4, to approx 5-20 (30) mm long, light brown; with one stronger  upper one approx. 1 to 4 (5,5) cm long, 1.5-3 mm wide, yellowish-white-grey with darker tip;
Bloom: 2.5 cm broad; tepals inside purely white, with violet centre strip.



Propagation: seeds, cuttings, or offsets (if available). Allow cuttings to dry for a few days before placing in a rooting medium. This permits the cut surface to heal, or callus. The callus helps prevent rotting when the cutting is placed in the rooting material.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the echinofossulocactus crispatus complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Echinofossulocactus) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus kellerinus Krainz 1946

  • Echinofossulocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) Lawrence 1841
  • Stenocactus kellerianus nov. comb. ined.
  • Stenocactus crispatus f. kellerianus (Krainz) P.V. Heath 1992
Other Synonyms (of E. crispatus):
  •  Echinofossulocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) Lawrence 1841
    = Ferocactus crispatus (A. P. de Candolle) N. P. Taylor 1980
    = Echinocactus crispatus A. P. de Candolle 1828
  •  Echinofossulocactus dichroacanthus (Martius ex Pfeiffer) Britton et Rose 1922
    = Echinocactus dichroacanthus Martius ex Pfeiffer 1837
    = Stenocactus dichroacanthus (Martius ex Pfeiffer) A. Berger ex Backeberg 1935
  • Echinofossulocactus lancifer (A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
    = Echinocactus lancifer A. Dietrich 1839
    = Stenocactus lancifer (A. Dietrich) A. Berger ex Backeberg et F. M. Knuth 1929
  • Echinofossulocactus arrigens (Link ex A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
    = Echinocactus arrigens Link ex A. Dietrich 1840
    = Stenocactus arrigens (Link ex A. Dietrich) A. Berger 1929
  • Echinofossulocactus lamelosus (A. Dietrich) Britton et Rose 1922
    = Echinocactus lamelosus A. Dietrich 1847

    = Stenocactus lamelosus (A. Dietrich) A. Berger 1929
  • Echinocactus flexispinus Salm-Dyck 1849
    = Echinofossulocactus flexispinus (Salm-Dyck) Bravo 1969
  • Echinocactus violaciflorus Quehl 1912
    = Echinofossulocactus violaciflorus (Quehl) Britton et Rose 1922
    = Brittonrosea violaciflora
    = Echinocactus violaciflorus
    = Stenocactus dichroacanthus var. violaciflorus
    = Stenocactus violaciflorus,
  • Echinofossulocactus confusus Britton et Rose 1922
    = Stenocactus confusus
    = Brittonrosea confusa
  • Echinofossulocactus guerraianus Backeberg 1942
  • Echinofossulocactus kelleranus (kellerianus) Krainz 1946
  • Echinofossulocactus multiareolatus Bravo 1960
 




Culture:
Easy to to care and flower. No absolute schedule can be given for watering as  various factors (Soil mixture, containers, drainage, temperature, size of plant) influence water use, so  - as a general rule - the soil should be thoroughly wetted at each watering during the active growing season (spring and summer), water when the top 1,5- 2 cm of soil feels dry to the finger. Do not soak the soil during the dormant period. Be careful, excessive watering can make root and/or stem to rots. Make sure there is good air circulation between plants.
Good drainage is essential along good moisture retention properties and adequate nutrients availability.
Require bright sunlight to grow well.
Dormant plants do best at temperatures from 5-10C (but will tolerate -5 for short periods). The cooler temperatures develop sturdier plants and encourage the formation of flower buds.

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