Synonym: Cereus chilensis var. quisco, Trichocereus chiloensis var. zizkaanus, Cereus quisco, Trichocereus chiloensis var. quisco, Cereus chiloensis var. funkianus, Trichocereus funkii, Cereus funkii, Trichocereus chiloensis var. funkii, Cereus chiloensis var. eburneus, Eulychnia eburnea, Cereus chiloensis, Trichocereus chiloensis, Trichocereus chilensis, Cactus chiloensis, Trichocereus chiloensis var. eburneus, Cereus chiloensis var. zizkaanus
The original name for this cactus was Trichocereus chiloensis. In 1950, Skottsberg pointed that the name was misspelled, and was changed to "chilensis" for "Chile"+"ensis". The rules of nomenclature now, give priority to the original name, misspelling included, except if the name was changed by the original author. Thus, Friedrich & Rowley retained chiloensis when they included the genus Trichocereus into the genus Echinopsis.
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