Echinocereus viridiflorus ENGELMANN subsp. viridiflorus

Echinocereus viridiflorus ENGELMANN subsp. viridiflorus
WISLIZENUS. – Mem. Tour North. Mex.: 91 (1848)

Echinocereus viridiflorus, n. sp. ovato-globusus, humilis, sub-13-costatus; areolis lanceolatis, approximatis, junioribus villosis; aculeis 16-1S rectis, radiantibus, lateralibus iongioribus fuscis, reliquis albidis, centrali nullo s. elongato robusto, apice fusco; floribus lateralibus; tubo pulvillis 25-30 albo-tomentosis setas albas 5-10 gerentibus stipato; sepalis interioribus lineari-oblongis sub-10; petalis 12-15 lineari-oblongis, obtusis; baccis ellipticis virescentibus, seminibus parvis tuberculatis.
Prairies on Wolf creek, flowers in June; Santa Fe, flowers in May, (Fendler.) Body 1 to 1.5 inch high, oval; spines 1 or 1.5 to 3 lines long; central spine when present 6 to 7 lines long; flower 1 inch long and wide, outside green brown, inside yellowish green; petals only 2 lines wide, being about 5 lines long.

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