Needle Spined Pineapple Cactus
Synonym: Neolloydia erectocentra, Theocactus drausei, Echinocactus krausei, Mammillaria childsii, Echinomastus erectocentrus, Echinocactus erectocentrus, Echinocactus erectocentrus, Echinocactus horripilus var. erectocentrus
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
This species was recently transferred to Sclerocactus, and not all the botanists accept the transfer. There are also questions about the validity about the acunensis variety, separated from the type, mostly by the geographical distribution in Arizona.
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