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  Echinocereus pulchellus ssp. acanthosetus. CACTUSPEDIA       

 


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Description: Generally slowly clumping geophytic cacti. During drought time this species shrinks into the ground.
Stems: Usually small 2-6 cm in diameter, 2-5 cm tall with 9 ribs.
Spines: 5 to 8 flailing hairlike spines.
Flowers: Magenta to cream-white, funnelform, on the sides at the base of the stems, up to 8 cm in diameter.
Roots: Tap root

Cultivation: It has a strong tap root and should have a deep pot to accommodate it. Needs porous well drained soil, water carefully, too much water will make it rot. Keep dry at minimum temperature of 5° C in winter although will tolerate brief periods to -10 degrees. Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.

Propagation: It grow easily from seed or cutting (if available)

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Echinocereus pulchellus ssp. acanthosetus (S.Arias & L.U.Guzmán) N.P.Taylor1998

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca): "Dto. Coixtlahuaca, entre Magdalena Jicotlán y Tepelmeme de Morelos, Villa TL: Mexico, Oaxaca, between Magdalena Jicotlan & Tepelmeme de Morelos, Arias, Guzman-Cruz & Gama 958, 29 Oct. 1991 (MEXU).

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Echinocereus pulchellus var. acanthosetus Arias & Guzman
    Published in:in Arias Montes et al. 1997
  • Echinocereus pulchellus ssp. acanthosetus (Arias & Guzman) Blum
    Published in: Blum et al. 1998
  • Echinocereus pulchellus var. amoenus (Dietrich) Förster ex Schumann 1897
 


 


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