Synonym: Haageocereus paradoxus, Loxanthocereus gracilispinus, Loxanthocereus jajoianus, Loxanthocereus keller-badensis, Borzicactus keller-badensis, Loxanthocereus multifloccosus, Loxanthocereus pacaranensis, Loxanthocereus pullatus, Cleistocactus acanthurus ssp. pullatus, Borzicactus eriotrichus, Cereus eriotrichus, Loxanthocereus neglectus, Loxanthocereus bicolor, Seticereus eriotrichus, Binghamia acanthura, Cereus acanthurus, Seticereus acanthurus, Loxanthocereus canetensis, Loxanthocereus convergens, Loxanthocereus cullimannianus, Loxanthocereus erigens, Loxanthocereus eremiticus, Binghamia eriotricha, Borzicactus acanthurus
The species name "acanthurus" comes from the Greek for "with spines".
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