Echinocereus sp.? From West Texas

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jbbobbitt
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Echinocereus sp.? From West Texas

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Hello all, this is my first post here.

I collected this plant in Brewster or Terrell County (possibly Pecos) in 1985. The rancher was about to chain a new fence line, and called them "claret cup cactus". It's seen some tough times but is thriving now. I'm pretty sure it's an Echinocereus, I'd like to ID the species.

Details in pics, any help appreciated,

Thanks a heap,
-jbb
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General view, early spring
General view, early spring
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General view, in flower
General view, in flower
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Flowers
Flowers
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Spine detail; note triad of prominent spines, 2 at top and one at bottom, top 2 deeply colored, bottom longer but less colored;
Spine detail; note triad of prominent spines, 2 at top and one at bottom, top 2 deeply colored, bottom longer but less colored;
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spine detail showing triad
spine detail showing triad
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new growth
new growth
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Tom in Tucson
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Re: Echinocereus sp.? From West Texas

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Looks like Echinocereus enneacanthus var. dubius
jbbobbitt
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Re: Echinocereus sp.? From West Texas

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Tom in Tucson wrote: Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:09 pm Looks like Echinocereus enneacanthus var. dubius
Thanks! You're very close, I think, certainly enneacanthus. The species you named and similar spellings appear to redirect back to E. enneacanthus. I did find E. enneacanthus var. brevispinus, which I believe it to be now.

Thanks a heap,
-jbb
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