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Cacti Genus echinocereus




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Echinocereus grandis


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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Baja California (Norte) - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: Pink, White, YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.18 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Stems usually single or in small clusters, sub-cylindric, 1 to 4 dm high, 8 to 12 cm in diameter; ribs 21 to 25, low; areoles large, longer than broad, about 1 cm apart; spines dull white or cream-colored, rather short and stiff, the radials 12 to 25, the centrals 8 to 12, often in 2 rows; flowers 5 to 6 cm long, usually narrow, with a short limb; ovary and flower-tube densely clothed with clusters of pale, straw-colored spines intermixed with white hairs; outer perianth-segments white, with a green medial line; inner perianth-segments narrow, 1.5 cm long, white with green bases; filaments green; style white; stigma lobes green; fruit densly spiny.
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Echinocereus grandis
E. grandis
Picture taken at: Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Echinocereus grandis
E. grandis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Echinocereus grandis
E. grandis
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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