Echinocereus Brandegeei

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$ 7.50

Echinocereus Brandegeei 

(You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

The stems of this cactus always grow in clusters.  It has fiercely armed spines , the spines tend to be the shortest and stoutest.
Roots: diffuse

Stems: ranging from short and erect to long and sprawling but erect at the tip. Joints, light green, greenish-grey or dull green, covered with spines, cylindrical usually much narrowed toward the base, 20-35 cm long (sometimes one meter long or more) and 4-6 (or more) cm in diameter.

Ribs: 8-10, indistinct, almost entirely superseded by tubercles.

Tubercles: Hexagonal in shape.

Areoles: Circular roundish, white to greyish.

Spines: Extremely variable, ranging from long and thin to short and stout, and yellow, reddish, brown, black, or whitish at first often tinged with red, in age dark grey.

Radial spines: 10-18, spreading, acicular, stiff, round, to 2 cm long.

Central spines: Usually 4, forming a cross, very much stouter, strongly angled, more or less flattened, stiff, swordlike, erect or ported, the lowest one decidedly so, sometimes 8 cm long.

Flowers: Borne from the stem tips to the bases, bight pink to purplish with deep red petal bases, broadly funnel form, about 5,5-9,5 cm long and up to 4,5-8,5 cm across; areoles on ovary and tube closely set, filled with pale acicular spines and long white wool. Outer perianth magenta or light magenta and dark magenta with reddish mid stripe, inner perianth magenta or light magenta with magenta mid stripe and red at base. Stigma lobe number 6-9, yellow or yellow with faint greenish tint, not green.

Blooming season: Echinocereus brandegeei doesn’t follow the usual habit of the genus of flowering in spring. It blooms from late July into September. Flowers are seldom seen in cultivation.

Fruit: Globular, red 3 cm. in diameter, spiny.

Seeds: black, tuberculately roughened.

Remarks: A form of Echinocereus brandegeei has been sold as Mammillaria halei in recent years but the latter should be recognizable because one of the differences is that the central spines are faintly tipped brown.




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