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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 …

Echinocereus in Habitat - Echinocereus arizonicus, USA, Arizona, Pinal / Gila County

Echinocereus arizonicus, USA, Arizona, Pinal / Gila County

Echinocereus arizonicus J.N. ROSE ex C.R. ORCUTT Cactography: 3(1926) Locus typicus USA, Arizona, Superior-Miami Highway, naha der Grenze zwischen Pinal und Gila County, 4700 ft, Juli 1922, C.R. Orcutt Synonyme Echinocereus coccineus var. arizonicus Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicus Etymologie Echinocereus = Igelsäulenkaktus arizonicus = in Arizona vorkommend Originaltext der Erstbeschreibung On Superior-Miami Highway, near boundary monument between Pinal and Gila Counties Arizona, at 4700 feet elevation, first seen in July 1922. Cespitose, few to many heads from one root, heads unequal in height; ribs deeply divided or tuberculate; areoles nearly circular or oblong, white, woolly, radials 10, unequal, white, centrals 1-4, stout, purlish, the upper one short, the lower one 25 mm long, slightly angular at base. This belongs to the triglochidiatus group, with crimson (not scarlet) flowers. Morphologische Merkmale (eigene Untersuchungen) Pflanzenkörper zylindrisch, gruppenbildend, Gruppen bis 1,5m Durchmesser, Triebhöhe bis 50 cm, Triebdurchmesser bis 14 cm. Epidermis grün. Rippenzahl 8-12. Wurzeln faserig verzweigt. Areolen oval. Randdornen 8 bis 12. Mitteldornen 1-4. Blüte kelchförmig, rot bis dunkelrot, bis 8 cm lang, bis 6 cm im …