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Long, spreading in all directions; all spines are opaque, ashy brown or maroon, with blackish stems genus Echinocereus 51 Echinocereus lloydii. 12 inches tall. tips, bulbous bases. flowers Purple suffused with salmon; 2—3 in. long, not opening widely. fruits Round to elongated, egg-shaped, 1/2—7/8 in. long. range Southeastern New Mexico. remarks Extremely rare, obscure; similar to more robust E. lloydii but much smaller, nonclustering, flowers and fruits very much smaller; includes some of Benson’s E.
Echinocereus caespitosus var. ) (Benson: E. reichenbachii var. reichenbachii) As the species. As the species. spines As the species, except 15—36 radial spines, usually interlocking with adjacent areoles; in extreme northwestern part of range individuals with 15—20 radials become majority in some populations. stems areoles 30 genus Echinocereus Echinocereus caespitosus var. caespitosus. The brown-spined brown-lace cactus, 5 inches tall. genus Echinocereus 31 Echinocereus caespitosus var. minor.
Echinocereus pectinatus var. ) Rumpl. Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog, Cabeza del Viejo stems Thick, columnar, to 8 in. tall, 4 in. thick; rarely branched, 18—23 narrow, tuberculate ribs. areoles Elongated, to 1/4 in. apart. spines 15—23 radials, pectinate, recurved to lie flat on plant surface, very heavy, rigid; uppers small, translucent tan, amber, or gray; laterals, lowers to 5/8 in. long, tan or amber or amber with red tips, sometimes all red giving banded appearance; no centrals. flowers As var.