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  Echinofossulocactus coptonogonus
(Syn: Stenocactus coptonogonus)
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This species has an heavy body with few ribs and few upright heavy spines,  it is easy to identify among the Echinofossulocacti , the ribs are non-wavy, making it look like a Ferocactus.

 

Description: Solitary slow-growing cactus,
Stem: 5-10 cm tall , 7-11(40) cm wide,
Ribs: 10 to 14, not undulated.
Areoles: 2 cm apart;
Spines: 3 to 5 spines, up to 3 (5) cm long, cream-white (red when young).
Flowers: Pink-magenta and white, in the plant apex.

Cultivation:  Small growing and easy to to care and flower. Because of its small size makes a great potted plant specimen, great for beginning collectors. It needs regular cacti soil with good drainage. Exposure: need some direct sun but is tolerant and prefers light shade during the hot Summer months, allow to dry between watering. Watering should be curtailed during the winter months. Frost Tolerance -10C.

Propagation:
Seeds.


A young specimen (the first flower)

 


Echinofossulocactus  coptonogonus SB13
Salinas, San Luis Potosi, Mexico (long spined form)

 

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Stenocactus coptonogonus  (Lemaire) A. Berger ex A. W. Hill 1933

Origin:  Mexico (Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi)

Synonyms:

  • Echinocactus coptonogonus Lemaire 1838 (Basionym)
  • Echinofossulocactus coptonogonus (Lemaire) Lawrence 1841
  • Ferocactus coptonogonus (Lemaire) N. P. Taylor 1980
 



Buds


Flowers

 



 

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