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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.