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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Echinocereus pacificus

This is the 'proper' pacificus, very spiny plants with red flowers. The other 'pacificus' I have is Meas Garden 223.7 catalog number, very different plant, likely undescribed new species.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Echinocereus coccinneus hybrid

This is a wild mix of genes of E.coccinneus, E.dasiacanthis and probably E.fendlerii, supplying the pink hues to the spectrum.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Echinocereus sheeri obscuriensis

This plant from Sierra Obscura area has the largest flowers of all E.sheeri. It also sometimes named E.salm-dycianus obscurensis,

Friday, November 4, 2016

Echinocereus engelmannii

The mid-fall picture of this "(Cactus) King of the West" species. It has been about 6 months sine the last rains hit the area, back in spring. The plants lost water and have very fierce spiny look. Note the smaller spine clusters on the ground - those are the areoles that were dropped from the ripe fruit, meaning yes, this is flowering size plant.