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  Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi "brunispinus"
(Syn: Echinocereus baylei var. brunispinus)
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Echinocereus reichenbachii var. baileyi  "brunispinus"
 (This is a selected form with brownish spines)
 

Description: Solitary or branching  from the base
Stems: Cylindrical 10-20(40) cm tall 4-10 cm in diameter;
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, brownish  1-3 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. Stamen yellow; stigma green; style white. They have a spiny, woolly, funnel-shaped tube.
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.
 


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 grows well in an unheated greenhouse, but this species can survive in a protected bed as well. It is 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: By seeds or cuttings, 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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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. baileyi (Rose) N.P.Taylor
"brunispina"

Origin:  USA (Oklahoma, Texas)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Echinocereus baileyi var. brunispinus
 




Funnel form pink flowers close to the stems apex, up to 12 cm in diameter.



 

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