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Echinopsis

Botanical Name:

Echinopsis

Common Name:

Echinopsis

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Description

Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus, sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus. One small species, E. chamaecereus, is known as the peanut cactus. The 128 species range from large and treelike types to small globose cacti. The name derives from echinos hedgehog or sea urchin, and opsis appearance, a reference to these plants' dense coverings of spines.

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Taxonomy

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Genus

Echinopsis

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