Echinofossulocactus longispinus Pechanek
(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:
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
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
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 -5°C if kept dry)