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Echinofossulucactus longispinus
(Syn: Stenocactus longispinus)
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This is one of the Echinofossulocactus  with the prettiest spination.
 

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus longispinus Pechanek n. n.
(Cact. Succ. J. Amer. 11: 86, 1939 ?)

Notes: This plant has not not been described, because the habitat is not known exactly.

Nowadays regarded as: Stenocactus longispinum n. n.

Origin Unknown

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
 

 


Description:
E. longispinus is a solitary plant , up to 20 cm tall, 10 cm wide with long spines and wavy ribs. This is one of the Echinofossulocactus  with the prettiest spination, spine are acicular (or slightly flattened ),  with about 4 long (from 3 to 5 cm long) yellow  central spine, the radial spines are glassy white. The ribs are thin slightly undulated with curled ridges. Cultivation: Easy to to care and flower. It needs regular cacti soil with good drainage. Propagation: Seeds (usually) Exposure: It likes strong sunshine but is tolerant and do well with  light shade during the hot Summer months, allow to dry between watering. It should not be watered at all in winter.  Frost Tolerance: does not tolerate intense or prolonged cold (hardy to  -5C if kept dry)

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