Echinocereus species

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Scientific Name Echinocereus dasyacanthus USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Texas Rainbow Cactus, Spiny Hedgehog Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Desert habitat, mid-elevations in Big Bend; single, sometimes branching stems up to 12 inches tall with narrow/shallow ribs; annual growth increments marked (often vaguely) by rings of spines with contrasting colors; yellow flowers with green stigma lobes and yellow anthers in the center. Texas Status
Scientific Name Echinocereus viridiflorus ssp. cylindricus USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Nylon Hedgehog Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Short cylindrical stems less than 5 inches tall, 2 inches across; many spines, white-ish with reddish tips; small yellow flowers around perimeter of stem less than 3/4 inch long, yellow-green anthers. Texas Status

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