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  Echinocereus pectinatus forma cristata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


E. pectinatus forma cristata
This plant is easy to grow on its own roots
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Description: The typical Echinocereus pectinatus is a well known and widely grown solitary or slowly branching cylindrical shaped cactus and one of the smaller Echinocereus species.
Stems: 3-6 cm in diameter with obtuse ribs.
Areoles: Oval, young areoles with short white hair.
Central spines: Not present or 1 to 6 and very short.
Radial spines: 16 to 30 white or pinkish pectinate, 5-10 mm long often in coloured bands.
Flowers: Intense pink (but also magenta, lavender...Or...Yellow to near-whitish) with a white-greenish base, 6-8 cm long , with white hairs and spines.

Cultivation: In culture E. pectinatus is without problems  if we provide an adequate winter rest period. It is sensitive to overwatering (rot prone) needs good drainage, Keep drier and cool in winter. Need full sun; Very cold resistant hardy to -10° C or less for short periods of time.

Propagation: Grafting or cutting.

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Echinpsis pectinatus: (This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Echinocereusi ) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Echinocereus pectinatus  forma cristata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Echinocactus pectinatus Scheidweiler 1838 TL: Mexico, San Luis Potosi, Villa del Peņasco, Galeotti (?)
  • Echinopsis pectinata (Scheidweiler) Fennel 1843
  • Cereus pectinatus (Scheidweiler) Engelmann 1849
  • Echinocereus pectinatus var. saltilloenis
  • Echinocactus pectiniferus Lemaire 1839is usually considered a synonym of this species.

Common NameComb Hedgehog
 

 



Crested and standard form.



 

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