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Echinocereus barthelowanus


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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Pachycereeae
Distribution: Baja California Sur - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: RedEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
Original Description: The Cactaceae 3 p.41 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Plants cespitose, forming large clusters; stems cylindric, 1 to 2 dm long, 4 to 5 cm in diameter; ribs about 10, somewhat tuberculate below, but completely hidden by the stout numerous spines; areoles approximate, 2 to 5 mm apart, white-felted when young; spines numerous, acicular, sometimes 7 cm long, pinkish when quite young, afterward white or yellow with brown or blackish tips, in age becoming gray; flowers only 10 to 12 mm long; perianth-segments oblong, 3 to 4 mm long, ovary minute, strongly tubercled, hidden under the mass of spines; spine clusters on ovary with 6 to 12 white or pinkish tipped spines, half as long as the flower.
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Echinocereus barthelowanus
E. barthelowanus
Picture taken at: CSSA Show at Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

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

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

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

Photographer: Juergen Menzel

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