Description: E. reichenbachii var. albispinus is
E. baileyi and E. reichenbachii subsp. caespitosus.
It is a solitary or slowly branching cylindrical shaped cactus with up
to 12 branches. It is one of the smaller Echinocereus species.
Stem: Erect, cylindrical or short cylindrical, 7 to 40 cm tall,
2,5 to 10 cm in diameter
Ribs: 10-19 straight or slightly undulate.
Areoles:1-6(-10) mm apart.
Radial spines: 20 to 36 , straight to slightly curved, held
closely against the the ribs of the stems, organized in 2 series,
pectinately arranged or nearly so, 5 to 8 mm long, pure white eventually
whit darker tip.
Central spines: Usually absent)
Flowers: Beautiful, abundant, scented, intense pink flowers, 5 to
7 cm long (5-7 cm). Flower tube 22-40 × 10-30 mm; flower tube hairs 5-15
mm; inner tepals silvery pink to magenta, usually white, crimson, green,
or multicoloured proximally, 23-40 × 5-15 mm, tips relatively thin,
delicate; anthers yellow; nectar chamber 2-5 mm.
Blooming season: Early May to Late June.
Fruits: Ovoid green, olive green, or dark green, fruit up to 28 mm
long; fruiting 1.5-2.5 months after flowering.