Synonym: Cereus gladiatus, Helianthocereus pseudocandicans, Echinopsis pseudocandicans, Trichocereus pseudocandicans, Trichocereus neolamprochlorus, Trichocereus candicans var. gladiatus, Cereus candicans var. courantii, Trichocereus candicans var. courantii, Echinopsis courantii, Trichocereus candicans, Cereus candicans, Trichocereus courantii
The name 'gladiatus' was given to a form with very large areoles and twisted central spines reaching 4 inches long (10 cm).
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