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Echinocereus in Habitat - Echinocereus bonkerae, USA, Arizona, Gila County

Echinocereus bonkerae, USA, Arizona, Gila County

Echinocereus bonkerae J.J. THORNBER & F. BONKER The Fantastic Clan: 71 – 73, 85 (1932) Locus typus USA, Arizona, Pinal County, Sta. Catalina Mts., südliches Oracle Synonyme Echinocereus fendleri var. bonkerae Echinocereus boyce-thompsonii var. bonkerae Echinocereus fasciculatus var. bonkerae Echinocereus fasciculatus subsp. bonkerae Etymologie Echinocereus = Igelsäulenkaktus bonkerae = benannt nach Frances Bonker Originaltext der Erstbeschreibung (Auszug) It differs from all other species of its kind in that all the spines are very short, and its fruit is sweet and more nearly the size of a strawberry than any of the others; also the spines do not suggest the Hedgehog Cactus, so that the common name of Short Spined Strawberry Cactus Is given to Bonkerae, as more nearly resembling a strawberry in its fruit than any other of the Strawberry Cactus clan. The juicy, luscious berries, less than an inch long, are delicious as jam or served cold with cream; they are always the first to appear in the spring. Often but two inches tall, sometimes reaching six or eight inches, this little Strawberry Cactus …