Cacti of Texas and Neighboring States: A Field Guide by Del Weniger

By Del Weniger

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Remarks Close to E. dasyacanthus but never a rainbow, no banding of colors, fewer spines, dark green flesh always visible, definitely clustering; rare form. ) Rumpl. Single, egg-shaped then cylindrical, to 6 in. tall, 3 in. diameter; bluish or grayish-green; 10—13 ribs composed of definite tubercles. areoles Oval or round, some tan wool when young, naked when old; 1/4—1/2 in. apart. spines 8—15 radials including very tiny bristlelike ones at top; upper radials 1/8—3/16 in. long; laterals of medium thickness, straight, to 1/2 in.

Range Tuna Springs, Pecos County, Texas. remarks Similar to E. triglochidiatus – E. polyacanthus – E. coccineus group except flowers more purplish, less waxy, less long-lasting than claret cups. Including the New Mexico specimens ascribed to this species would require significantly broadening the description. Echinocereus triglochidiatus Eng. Claret-Cup Cactus, Strawberry Cactus, King’s Cup Cactus stems Globular to cylindrical; 5—9 broad, rounded ribs with wide, shallow grooves between; 3—18 in.

Long, lowermost shorter, weaker; 2—5 stout, straight centrals, 3/8— 1/2 in. long, spreading in all directions; all spines are opaque, ashy brown or maroon, with blackish stems genus Echinocereus 51 Echinocereus lloydii. 12 inches tall. tips, bulbous bases. flowers Purple suffused with salmon; 2—3 in. long, not opening widely. fruits Round to elongated, egg-shaped, 1/2—7/8 in. long. range Southeastern New Mexico. remarks Extremely rare, obscure; similar to more robust E. lloydii but much smaller, nonclustering, flowers and fruits very much smaller; includes some of Benson’s E.

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