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Echinocereus leucantus

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Clambering cactus, with light green cylindrical stems free branching from the base 20-90 cm long. Flowers white to clear pink.

 

Description: Basally branching   5-7 mm in diameter  with 8 superficial ribs, distance between areoles 3-5 mm ; 9-18 small thin yellowish or white radial spines 1-1,5 mm long, 2-5 centrals  1-1,5 mm long.
Each plant forms 4-8 roundish apical tubers at the main roots, these measure  50-80 mm in diameter and are dark-grey to brown.
Cultivation: Needs light sun to bright bright, avoid full sun, needs porous soil good drainage

 
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinocereas leueanthus N. P.Taylor
Published in: The Genus Echinocereus: 136, 1985 Plate 3 & fig. 5

Origin: Mexico: Sonora, Guaymas,‑ Sinaloa, Los Mochis: ‑ elevation 50 m above sea level.

Type: Holotype
Mexico: From cultivated Material, J. MARNIER‑LAPOSTOLLE, Les Cedres, France [P]

Taxonomy: Section: Wilcoxia

Synonyms:

  • Wilcoxia albiflora C. BACKEBERG.
    Published in: Cactus (Paris) 7(3 3) Suppl. 2: 16, fig., 1952

 


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