Echinopsis

 

Echinopsis is generally known as the 'Sea Urchin cactus' or 'Easter lily cactus'. The genera Lobivia and Trichocereus were recently added to the genus Echinopsis along with Helianthocereus, Soehrensia and Pseudolobivia. It now contains around 120 species of South American cacti. There are also a large number of hybrids in cultivation. Echinopsis vary in size from thimble sized species up to Echinopsis terscheckii, similar in shape, but faster growing than the Arizona Saguaro.

Echinopsis needs full sun in milder climates, and light shade in the hottest climates in summer.

Echinopsis are easy to propagate from cuttings or seeds, although a lot of the plants in cultivation are hybrids, which seeds don't come true. They are generally fast grower when provided adequate water and fertilizer.

Species and varieties
Echinopsis adolfofriedri
Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp. arachnacantha
Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp. arachnacantha var. torrecillasensis
Echinopsis angelesii
Echinopsis antezanae
Echinopsis arboricola
Echinopsis arebaloi
Echinopsis atacamensis ssp. atacamensis
Echinopsis atacamensis ssp. pasacana
Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis aurea var. dobeana
Echinopsis backebergii
Echinopsis backebergii var. winterana
Echinopsis baldiana
Echinopsis bertramiana
Echinopsis boyuibensis
Echinopsis brasiliensis
Echinopsis bridgesii
Echinopsis bridgesii ssp. yungasensis
Echinopsis bruchii
Echinopsis cabrerae
Echinopsis caineana
Echinopsis cajasensis
Echinopsis calliantholilacina
Echinopsis callichroma
Echinopsis calochlora
Echinopsis calochlora ssp. glaetzleana
Echinopsis camarguensis
Echinopsis candicans
Echinopsis cephalomacrostibas
Echinopsis cerdana
Echinopsis chalaensis
Echinopsis chamaecereus (Peanut Cactus)
Echinopsis chiloensis
Echinopsis chrysantha
Echinopsis chrysochete
Echinopsis cinnabarina
Echinopsis clavata
Echinopsis cochabambensis
Echinopsis comarapana
Echinopsis conaconensis
Echinopsis coquimbana
Echinopsis coronata
Echinopsis cotacajesi
Echinopsis crassicaulis
Echinopsis cuzcoensis
Echinopsis densispina
Echinopsis derenbergii
Echinopsis deserticola
Echinopsis escayanchensis
Echinopsis eyriesii (Pink Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis fabrisii
Echinopsis famatimensis (Orange Cob Cactus)
Echinopsis ferox
Echinopsis ferox var. longispina
Echinopsis formosa
Echinopsis friedrichii
Echinopsis glauca
Echinopsis glaucina
Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis haematantha ssp. kuehnrichii
Echinopsis hahniana
Echinopsis hammerschmidii
Echinopsis hertrichiana
Echinopsis 'Holly Gate'
Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus)
Echinopsis huotii
Echinopsis huotii ssp. vallegrandensis
Echinopsis hystrichoides
Echinopsis hystrichoides
Echinopsis ibicuatensis
Echinopsis kladiwaiana
Echinopsis klingleriana
Echinopsis knuthiana
Echinopsis korethroides
Echinopsis lageniformis
Echinopsis lamprochlora
Echinopsis lateritia
Echinopsis leucantha
Echinopsis litoralis
Echinopsis macrogona
Echinopsis mamillosa
Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina
Echinopsis mamillosa ssp. silvatica
Echinopsis marsoneri
Echinopsis mataranensis
Echinopsis maximiliana
Echinopsis meyeri
Echinopsis mieckleyi
Echinopsis minuana
Echinopsis mirabilis
Echinopsis molesta
Echinopsis nigra
Echinopsis obrepanda (Violet Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis obrepanda ssp. calorubra
Echinopsis obrepanda ssp. tapecuana
Echinopsis oxygona (Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis pachanoi (San Pedro Cactus)
Echinopsis pampana
Echinopsis pentlandii
Echinopsis peruviana (San Pedro Macho)
Echinopsis peruviana ssp. puquiensis
Echinopsis pojoensis
Echinopsis pseudomammillosa
Echinopsis pugionacantha
Echinopsis pugionacantha ssp. rossii
Echinopsis quadratiumbonata
Echinopsis rhodotricha
Echinopsis rhodotricha ssp. chacoana
Echinopsis riviere-de-caraltii
Echinopsis saltensis
Echinopsis 'Samantha Smith'
Echinopsis sanguiniflora
Echinopsis santaensis
Echinopsis schickendantzii
Echinopsis schieliana
Echinopsis schoenii
Echinopsis schreiteri
Echinopsis scopulicola
Echinopsis silvestrii
Echinopsis skottsbergii
Echinopsis smrziana
Echinopsis 'Sonnet'
Echinopsis spachiana (Golden Torch Cereus)
Echinopsis spinibarbis
Echinopsis strigosa
Echinopsis subdenudata
Echinopsis sucrensis
Echinopsis tacaquirensis
Echinopsis tacaquirensis ssp. taquimbalensis
Echinopsis taratensis
Echinopsis tarijensis
Echinopsis tarijensis ssp. herzogianus
Echinopsis tarijensis ssp. totorensis
Echinopsis tarmaensis
Echinopsis tegeleriana
Echinopsis terscheckii (Cardon Grande)
Echinopsis thelegona
Echinopsis thelegonoides
Echinopsis thionantha
Echinopsis tiegeliana
Echinopsis tiegeliana var. distefanoiana
Echinopsis trichosa
Echinopsis tubiflora
Echinopsis tulhuayacensis
Echinopsis tunariensis
Echinopsis uyupampensis
Echinopsis valida
Echinopsis vasquezii
Echinopsis vatteri
Echinopsis volliana
Echinopsis walteri
Echinopsis werdermannii
Echinopsis yuquina
Echinopsis albispinosa synonym of Echinopsis tubiflora
Echinopsis amblayensis synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis amoena synonym of Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus
Echinopsis ancistrophora var. kratochviliana synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis ancistrophora var. polyancistra synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis arachnacantha synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp. arachnacantha
Echinopsis aurantiaca synonym of Echinopsis glaucina
Echinopsis aurea var. quinesensis synonym of Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis ayopayana synonym of Echinopsis comarapana
Echinopsis boedekeriana synonym of Echinopsis backebergii
Echinopsis brevispina synonym of Echinopsis thionantha
Echinopsis cabrerae synonym of Echinopsis cabrerae
Echinopsis cachensis synonym of Echinopsis saltensis
Echinopsis caespitosa synonym of Echinopsis maximiliana
Echinopsis calorubra synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda ssp. calorubra
Echinopsis carmineiflora synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda (Violet Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis catamarcensis synonym of Eriosyce strausiana
Echinopsis chacoana synonym of Echinopsis rhodotricha ssp. chacoana
Echinopsis chionantha synonym of Echinopsis thionantha
Echinopsis cordobensis synonym of Echinopsis leucantha
Echinopsis courantii synonym of Echinopsis candicans
Echinopsis cylindracea synonym of Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis deminuta synonym of Rebutia deminuta
Echinopsis densispina var. pectinifera synonym of Echinopsis famatimensis (Orange Cob Cactus)
Echinopsis densispina var. rebutioides synonym of Echinopsis densispina
Echinopsis elongata synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis eyriesii var. pudantii synonym of Echinopsis eyriesii (Pink Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis fallax synonym of Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis fallax var. shaferi synonym of Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis fiebrigii synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda (Violet Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis forbesii synonym of Echinopsis rhodotricha
Echinopsis formosa var. bruchii synonym of Echinopsis bruchii
Echinopsis formosa var. grandis synonym of Echinopsis bruchii
Echinopsis fricii synonym of Echinopsis tiegeliana
Echinopsis fulvilana synonym of Echinopsis deserticola
Echinopsis grandiflora synonym of Echinopsis calochlora
Echinopsis grandis synonym of Echinopsis bruchii
Echinopsis haematantha var. chorrillosensis synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis haematantha var. elongata synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis haematantha var. hualfinensis synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis haematantha var. jasimanensis synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis hamatacantha synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis hardeniana synonym of Echinopsis pentlandii
Echinopsis hempeliana synonym of Oreocereus hempelianus (Achacaņo)
Echinopsis herzogiana synonym of Echinopsis tarijensis ssp. herzogianus
Echinopsis hualfinensis synonym of Echinopsis haematantha
Echinopsis hyalacantha synonym of Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus)
Echinopsis ingens synonym of Echinopsis bruchii
Echinopsis intricatissima synonym of Echinopsis leucantha
Echinopsis kermesina synonym of Echinopsis mamillosa
Echinopsis kermesina synonym of Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina
Echinopsis klimpeliana synonym of Acanthocalycium klimpelianum
Echinopsis kratochviliana synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis kuehnrichii synonym of Echinopsis haematantha ssp. kuehnrichii
Echinopsis lecoriensis synonym of Echinopsis ferox
Echinopsis leucomalla synonym of Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis leucorhodantha synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis lobivioides synonym of Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus)
Echinopsis longispina synonym of Echinopsis ferox var. longispina
Echinopsis mamillosa var. hystrichoides synonym of Echinopsis hystrichoides
Echinopsis manguinii synonym of Echinopsis schickendantzii
Echinopsis melanopotamica synonym of Echinopsis leucantha
Echinopsis minuscula synonym of Rebutia minuscula (Red Crown Cactus)
Echinopsis mistiensis synonym of Echinopsis pampana
Echinopsis multiplex synonym of Echinopsis oxygona (Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis narvaecensis synonym of Echinopsis tarijensis
Echinopsis nealeana synonym of Echinopsis saltensis
Echinopsis nigricans synonym of Eriosyce limariensis
Echinopsis nigripilis synonym of Echinopsis coquimbana
Echinopsis oreopogon synonym of Echinopsis formosa
Echinopsis pampariuzii synonym of Echinopsis huotii
Echinopsis paraguayensis synonym of Echinopsis oxygona (Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis pasacana synonym of Echinopsis atacamensis ssp. pasacana
Echinopsis pecheretiana synonym of Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus)
Echinopsis peitscheriana synonym of Acanthocalycium klimpelianum
Echinopsis pelecyrhachis synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis pentlandii var. maximiliana synonym of Echinopsis maximiliana
Echinopsis pereziensis synonym of Echinopsis comarapana
Echinopsis philippii synonym of Austrocactus philippii
Echinopsis poco synonym of Echinopsis tarijensis ssp. totorensis
Echinopsis polyancistra synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora
Echinopsis potosina synonym of Echinopsis ferox
Echinopsis pseudocachensis synonym of Echinopsis saltensis
Echinopsis pseudocandicans synonym of Echinopsis candicans
Echinopsis pseudominuscula synonym of Rebutia deminuta
Echinopsis pudantii synonym of Echinopsis eyriesii (Pink Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis purpureopilosa synonym of Echinopsis lamprochlora
Echinopsis pygmaea synonym of Rebutia pygmaea
Echinopsis quinesensis synonym of Echinopsis aurea (Golden Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis randallii synonym of Echinopsis formosa
Echinopsis rauschii synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda (Violet Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis rauschii synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda ssp. calorubra
Echinopsis rebutioides synonym of Echinopsis densispina
Echinopsis rhodacanthus synonym of Denmoza rhodacantha
Echinopsis ritteri synonym of Echinopsis mamillosa
Echinopsis rivierei synonym of Echinopsis atacamensis ssp. atacamensis
Echinopsis rojasii synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda (Violet Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis rossii synonym of Echinopsis pugionacantha ssp. rossii
Echinopsis rowleyi synonym of Echinopsis huascha (Red Torch Cactus)
Echinopsis rubinghiana synonym of Echinopsis thelegonoides
Echinopsis salmiana var. bridgesii synonym of Echinopsis bridgesii
Echinopsis saltensis var. nealeana synonym of Echinopsis saltensis
Echinopsis saltensis var. pseudocachensis synonym of Echinopsis saltensis
Echinopsis santiaguensis synonym of Echinopsis spachiana (Golden Torch Cereus)
Echinopsis scheeri synonym of Echinopsis pentlandii
Echinopsis schwantesii synonym of Echinopsis oxygona (Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis scoparia synonym of Echinopsis densispina
Echinopsis silvatica synonym of Echinopsis mamillosa ssp. silvatica
Echinopsis spegazziniana synonym of Echinopsis leucantha
Echinopsis spiniflora synonym of Acanthocalycium spiniflorum
Echinopsis stilowiana synonym of Echinopsis schreiteri
Echinopsis stollenwerkiana synonym of Echinopsis pugionacantha
Echinopsis subdenudatus synonym of Echinopsis subdenudata
Echinopsis tapecuana synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda ssp. tapecuana
Echinopsis taquimbalensis synonym of Echinopsis tacaquirensis ssp. taquimbalensis
Echinopsis toralapana synonym of Echinopsis obrepanda (Violet Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis torrecillasensis synonym of Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp. arachnacantha var. torrecillasensis
Echinopsis tucumanensis synonym of Echinopsis silvestrii
Echinopsis turbinata synonym of Echinopsis eyriesii (Pink Easter Lily Cactus)
Echinopsis valida var. densa synonym of Echinocereus polyacanthus (Mojave Mound Cactus)
Echinopsis vallegrandensis synonym of Echinopsis huotii ssp. vallegrandensis
Echinopsis violacea synonym of Acanthocalycium spiniflorum
Echinopsis werdermanniana synonym of Echinopsis terscheckii (Cardon Grande)
Echinopsis yungasensis synonym of Echinopsis bridgesii ssp. yungasensis

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