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  Echinocereus  baileyi var. albispinus
(Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. baileyi)
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Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi  albispinus FH613 Troy. Oklahoma. USA, 100 m.
 This is one of the most attractive species of this genus.
 

Description: Solitary or branching  from the base,
Stems: Cylindrical, 10-20 cm or more in height and has a diameter up 4- 9 cm.
Ribs: About 15 acute, slender or sometimes arranged spirally, bearing oval areoles.
Spines: No central spine; Radials: 16 needle-shaped, bristly spreading  which point outward and downward, white to delicately pinkish, 1-2 cm long.
Flowers: Funnelform magenta-pink close to the end of the stems of the youngest areoles, which are white and woolly. 6-12 cm in diameter.
Remarks:
The taxonomic and geographic boundaries among the segregate species or infraspecific taxa of Echinocereus reichenbachii remain nebulous and controversial. In no place do pure populations exist sympatrically, and all taxa appear completely interfertile.
 

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Photo By Pal Vajda  (Hungary)

Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi 
foma albispinus Troy. Oklahoma. USA

 
Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Echinocereus baileyi var. albispinus (Lahman) Backeberg

Origin:  USA (Oklahoma)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. baileyi (Rose) N.P.Taylor
  • Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albispinus (Lahman) L. Benson
    Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albispinus
  • Echinocereus albispinus Lahman
  • Echinocereus baileyi Rose

Notes: Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albispinus is supposed to be intermediate between E. baileyi and E. reichenbachii ssp. caespitosus.
 

 


Cultivation: This cacti, native to the Great Plains, whether found growing directly in the grasslands or in rock outcroppings, are among  the most frost and  moisture tolerant.  In culture E. baileyi is without problems and regularly shows its large purple flowers if we provide an adequate winter rest period. It grown well in an unheated greenhouse, but this species can survive in a protected bed as well. Very cold resistant hardy to -30 C or less for short periods of time.  It  needs good drainage. Keep drier and cool in winter. Need full sun.

Propagation: Seeds or cutting as it branches freely from the base.

 

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars taxa of plants belonging to the Echinocereus reichenbachii complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

 

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