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Echinocereus lindsayi
(Syn: Echinocereus ferreirianus ssp. lindsayi )

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Echinocereus ferreirianus ssp. lindsayi was discovered in 1975 by Drs. Jorge Meyrán and George Lindsay and is one of the most interesting species with the genus Echinocereus for its attractively spination.

 

Desription: E. lindsayi is an heavily spined cactus with usually a solitary stem, but sometime it branches forming clumps with several stems. The spines are very robust and long almost obscuring the stem.
Stem: Up to 13 cm tall and 10 cm in diameter. Spherical to cylindrical, grey-green to green.
Central spines: Usually 4 (but sometime up to 7) strong, round in cross section, 1,5 to 10 cm long usually curved, bright red when young later dark grey to brown.
Radial spines: 8 to 14 shorter, spreading, whitish 0,8 to 4,5 cm long.
Flowers:
6-10 cm long, 4-9,5 cm broad, arising laterally near the apex, funnel-shaped, pink, bright purple to dark magenta with an orange to deep-red contrasting throat. Sigma green.
Blooming season: May.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinocereus lindsayi Meyrán 1975:
Publisced in: Meyran et al.,80-83.  8 May 1975 in H. Sanchez-Mejorada 2424 (MEXU)

Origin:
From the mexican state of Baja California Norte.
TL:   between Cataviña & Laguna  Chapala.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 1.

Synonyms:
  • Echinocereus ferreirianus var. lindsayi
    (Meyran) Taylor 1985
  • Echinocereus ferreirianus ssp. lindsayi
    (Meyran) Taylor 1997
 



E. Lindsayi Cataviña

 

Cultivation: This plant from Baja California needs warmer winter temperatures, and can resist only occasional light frost, above -2C. It is sensitive to overwatering (rot prone) and needs good drainage.  Fertilize with half-strength liquid fertilizer in summer.   Keep absolutely dry in winter.  Needs full sun;

Propagation: Seeds or cutting (if available)

 

 

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Comment:
 
You have this for Lindsay's hedgehog cactus:
"Echinocereus ferreirianus ssp. Lindsayi was discovered in 1975 by George Lindsayi and is one of the most interesting species with the genus Echinocereus for its attractively spination."
 
It would be more accurate to say: Echinocereus ferreirianus ssp. Lindsayi was discovered in 1975 by Drs. Jorge Meyrán and George Lindsay and is one of the most interesting species with the genus Echinocereus for its attractively spination. 
 
This gives credit to the Mexican botanist that is cited by Lindsay as first seeing the plant; I also corrected the spelling if Lindsay's name.
 
Additionally the stigmas are green, which your great and photos illustrate. The flowering time in habitat is from April to May.
 
Sincerely,
 
Joseph A. Betzler



 

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