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Echinocereus papillosus var. angusticeps

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Echinocereus papillosus var. angusticeps
SB1787 Northwest Hidalgo County, Texas, USA

Flowers are extremely attractive and
pretty. Bright yellow, shining and silky 10-12 cm wide, with a red throat

 


Side view

Description: Basally branching, cactus, Usually erect but sometimes prostrate and sprawling
Stem:  Small, cylinder-shapedpale green stems (tan colour in full sun), up to 15cm long, 2-3cm thick; 7 to 9 notched ribs;
Spines: White to brown or yellow.
Flowers: Extremely attractive and impressive. Bright yellow, 12 cm wide, with a red throat in early April-May. 
Fruits: A small green berry covered with short bristles 

 

Cultivation:  This plant needs good drainage, Do not over water. They need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest (at -5 +10°C)  this is important for the flowers as well as for their health. Without this cool winter period they normally wont get any buds. It  is quite frost hardy -7 (-10)° C. Best in full or partial sun exposure.


The green stigma
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Echinocereus papillosus var. angusticeps (Clover) W.T. Marshall 1941
In: MARSHALL & BOCK. - Cactaceae: 119 (1941)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common Names include: Yellow Alicoche,  Small papillosus,  Allicoche hedgehog cactus

OriginC. papillosus comes from USA (south Texas) and Mexico (N  Tamaulipas, N Nuevo Leon ) Var. angusticeps is found in a small area of northwestern Hidalgo County, and a very small area of adjacent Starr County (texas).

Synonyms

  • Cereus papillosus (LINKE ex RUEMPLER) BERGER.
    Published in:  Rep.Mo.Bot.Gard.: 80 (1905)
  • Echinocereus papillosus LINKE ex HORT. F.A. HAAGE
    Published in:  Cacteen-Verzeichniß 37: 19 (1859) [‘papilosus’]
  • Echinocereus texensis RUNGE.
    Published in:  M.f.K. 4: 61 (1894) nec JACOBI (1856)
  • E. rungei SCHUMANN. - M.f.K. 5: 124 (1895) nom.nov. für E. texensis RUNGE
  • E. angusticeps CLOVER.
    Published in:  Rhodera, Vol. 37: 77 - 79, t. 327, fig, 1 & 2 (1935). Reprinted in Cact.Succ.J. (U.S.) 7: 173 - 174, pl. 327, f. 1 (1936) syn.nov.
  • E. papillosus var. giganteus BAILEY.
    Published in:  Hortus II: 270 (1941) nom.nud.
  • E. blanckii var. angusticeps (CLOVER) L. BENSON.
    Published in: LUNDELL et al. - Flora of Texas 2: 260 (1969)
  • E. blanckii var. papillosus (LINKE ex RUEMPLER) L. BENSON. - Published in:  Cact.Succ.J. (U.S.) 41: 126 (1969)
  • E. berlandieri var. angusticeps (CLOVER) L. BENSON.
    Published in:  Cact.Succ.J. (U.S.) 48: 59 (1976)
  • E. berlandieri var. papillosus (LINKE ex RUEMPLER) L. BENSON. - Published in:  Cact.Succ.J. (U.S.) 48: 59 (1976)
 

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