Leucostele terscheckii

Primary tabs

Leucostele terscheckii

Leucostele terscheckii (J.Parm. ex Pfeiff.) Schlumpb. in Cactaceae Syst. Init. 28: 29. 2012 sec. Schlumpberger 2012
  • Cereus terscheckii J.Parm. ex Pfeiff. in Allg. Gartenzeitung 5: 370. 1837 syn. sec. Schlumpberger 2012
  • Pilocereus terscheckii (J.Parm. ex Pfeiff.) Rümpler, Handb. Cacteenk., ed. 2: 688. 1885 syn. sec. ???
  • Trichocereus terscheckii (J.Parm. ex Pfeiff.) Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 2: 140–141, f. 203–204. 1920 syn. sec. ???
  • Echinopsis terscheckii (J.Parm. ex Pfeiff.) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley in I.O.S. Bull. 3(3): 98. 1974 syn. sec. ???
  • Cereus fercheckii J.Parm., Hort. Belge 5: 66. 1838 syn. sec. Britton & Rose 1920
  • =Cereus fulvispinus Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck., ed. 1849: 46. 1850 syn. sec. Britton & Rose 1920
  • =Trichocereus terscheckii var. montanus Backeb. in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 23: 45. 1951 syn. sec. Kiesling & al. 2014
  • Echinopsis terscheckii var. montana (Backeb.) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley in Repert. Pl. Succ. 25: 10. 1976 ["1974"] syn. sec. Kiesling & al. 2014
  • =Trichocereus validus (Monv. ex Salm-Dyck) Backeb. in Cactus (Paris) 46-47: 265. 1955 syn. sec. Schlumpberger 2021
  • =Trichocereus terscheckioides F.Ritter, Kakteen Südamerika 2: 446. 1980 syn. sec. Kiesling & al. 2014

Notes

Echinopsis valida was interpreted as related to or identical with what is now Acanthocalycium rhodotrichum or A. leucanthum (e.g. Schumann 1899, Britton & Rose 1922). As the protologue is not clearly assignable to any accepted taxon, we treat E. valida Monv. ex Salm-Dyck as a name of uncertain application (nomen dubium). But while Salm-Dyck (1850) described E. valida a rather low-growing plant ("caule subellipsoideo"), a second, different interpretation comes from Backeberg (1955), who assumed that Monvilles / Salm-Dyck’s description was based on a juvenile plant of a columnar Trichocereus. Backeberg’s Trichocereus validus (Monv. ex Salm-Dyck) Backeb. is clearly similar to Leucostele terscheckii, based on his description and photos. The name is often used for such plants in living collections. In absence of more evidence, T. validus is here treated as synonym of Leucostele terscheckii.A

Bibliography

A. Schlumpberger, B. 2021: Revisions of Acanthocalycium, Echinopsis, Leucostele, Lobivia, Setiechinopsis, Soehrensia, Reicheocactus, Trichocereus. – In: Korotkova N. & al., Cactaceae at Caryophyllales.org – a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. – Willdenowia 51: 251-270