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-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle. ------------------------------ Echinocactus / Εχινόκακτος Γένος κάκτων από το Μεξικό και τις ΝΔ ΗΠΑ που περιλαμβάνει 10 είδη και υποείδη τα : Echinocactus grusonii Echinocactus horizonthalonius Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. horizonthalonius Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii Echinocactus parryi Echinocactus platyacanthus Echinocactus polycephalus Echinocactus polycephalus subsp. polycephalus Echinocactus polycephalus subsp. xeranthemoides Echinocactus texensis Το όνομα του γένους προέρχεται από την Ελληνική λέξη 'Εχίνος' ( = ακανθώδης). Eπίσης το συναντάμε και με τα κοινά ονόματα 'κεφάλι της πεθεράς' και 'Κάθισμα της πεθεράς'. Πολλαπλασιάζεται εύκολα με σπόρους και τα περισσότερα είδη είναι ανθεκτικά στο κρύο (μέχρι και -7C). Το πιο γνωστό και πιο διαδεδομένο είδος του γένους είναι ο Echinocactus grusonii.

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Echinocactus grusonii

Author:Hildmann 1891.
Family:Cactaceae.
Habitat:Mexico.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus grusonii ' gold '

Author:Echinocactus grusonii Hildmann.
Family:Cactaceae.
Habitat:Mexico.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus grusonii ( kal09 )

Author:Hildmann 1891.
Family:Cactaceae.
Habitat:Mexico.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus grusonii (AB08)

Author:Hildmann 1891.
Family:Cactaceae.
Habitat:Mexico.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus grusonii - unusual form ( AGF2010 )

Author:Hildmann 1891.
Family:Cactaceae.
Habitat:Mexico.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus grusonii flower
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Echinocactus grusonii inermis ' TOGENASHI KINSHACHI '

Family:Cactaceae.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus horizontalonius

Author:Lem. 1839.
Family:Cactaceae.
Synonym:Meyerocactus horizonthalonius
Habitat:Nuevo Leon,San Luis Potosi.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus horizontalonius -c

Author:Lem. 1839.
Family:Cactaceae.
Synonym:Meyerocactus horizonthalonius
Habitat:Nuevo Leon,San Luis Potosi.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.

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Echinocactus platyacanthus

Author:Link & Otto 1827.
Family:Cactaceae.
Synonym:Echinocactus ingens,Echinocactus palmeri,
Echinocactus visnaga,Echinocactus helophorus,
Echinocactus karwinskii.
Habitat:Central Mexico.

-From the Greek words 'echinos' meaning hedgehog and 'kaktos' meaning thistle.
-The species name 'platyacanthus' comes from the Greek for 'with wide thorns'.

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