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  Echinocereus scheeri var. koehresianus
(Syn: Echinocereus ortegae)
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E. scheeri var. koehresii TL: Lau 1143 (Mexico, Durango, between El Carrizo & Loberas)
Tiny spines on finger length upright stems. Flowers well
 

Description: Clump forming intensely spiny columnar cactus sometime creeping, with finger sized stems that branch profusely from the base. It has a whitish appearance due to spine colour.
Stems: 10-40 cm tall and 2.5 to 4 cm in diameter, upright cylindrical, yellowish-green to dark green.
Ribs: 7 to 16 low
Areoles: Small 2-3 mm apart.
Radial spines: 10 or more, short, the young spines are yellowish but turns whitish rapidly
Central spines: 3 to 4 (to 6) Yellowish to dark reddish turning whitish soon.
Flowers: Funnelform on the sides of the stems, 6-10 cm long, huge colourful bright orange-red, with long hairy tube. 9 green stigmas.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinocereus scheeri var. koehresianus Frank 1988

Origin: TL: Mexico, Sinaloa ,Durango, between El Carrizo & Loberas, Lau 1143 (ZSS).

Synonims:

  • Echinocereus ortegae fa. koehresianus Parker 1996 nom. nud. Echinocereus ortegae Rose ex J.G.Ortega 1929
  • Echinocereus pacificus Haage 1892 nom.nud.
  • Echinocereus ortegae ssp. koehresianus (Frank) Rischer & Frank 1996
  • Echinocereus scheeri var. australis Taylor 1988
  • Echinocereus koehresii Hort. ex Taylor 1988
  • Echinocereus koehresianus Hort. ex Taylor 1988

Notes: Taylor (1993) lists this variety as a synonym of Eocereus ortegae.

 

 

 


Magnificent orange-red tubular flowers..

Cultivation: In culture E. scherii is without problems, easy to grow, very attractive and regularly shows its beautiful flowers, if provided with an adequate winter rest period. It is sensitive to over-watering (rot prone), and needs good drainage Keep drier and cool in winter.  Needs full sun.  In the summer they need an airy location in bright sun; well watered when it's hot. To achieve the best spine density give these plants lots of sun. In the winter light, cool, and absolutely dry conditions. Very cold resistant  above  -12 C or less for short periods of time. In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside in well-drained soil.

Propagation: Seeds (usually), it also can be grown from cuttings, as it can branch from the base.

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Echinocereus scheerii.

 

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