Echinopsis huascha - Cacti and Succulents

Echinopsis huascha

Red Torch Cactus

Origin and Habitat: Echinopsis huascha has a relatively wide range and is abundant in northern Argentina in Catamarca and La Rioja.
Altitude: 500 to 2100 metres above sea level.
Habitat and Ecology: The species grows in monte shrubland and chaco forest, on rocky grassy slopes. Where it grows the climate is dry and warm with both daily and seasonal remarkably wide temperature range, and poor rainfalls concentrated in the summer season. The major threat is small-holder agriculture.

Source: The Encyclopedia of Cacti

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Genus: Echinopsis

                         – Wikipedia.

Synonyms:

Echinopsis huascha (F.A.C.Weber) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley
Cereus huascha F.A.C.Weber
Helianthocereus huascha (F.A.C.Weber) Backeb.
Lobivia huascha (F.A.C.Weber) W.T.Marshall
Salpingolobivia huascha (F.A.C.Weber) Y.Itô
Trichocereus huascha (F.A.C.Weber) Britton & Rose

Source: The Encyclopedia of Cacti

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