XMyrtgerocactus lindsayi

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Parentage: Myrtillocactus cochal x Bergerocactus emoryi

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 9, 2019 12:43 PM

Exotic natural hybrid between Myrtillocactus cochal and Bergerocactus. Found (very rarely) in the vicinity of El Rosario, northern Baja California, where those two cacti share some territory. Plants are spiny, columnar, branching, with 11-13 ribs, ~4 central spines, 20-28+ radials. Flowers are pale yellow.

This is one of two recorded natural hybrids of Bergerocactus, a species native to coastal NW Baja California and far southern California. The other is xPacherocactus orcutti, a hybrid with the giant cardón, Pachycereus pringlei. Both are extremely rare in nature and cultivation.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Which cacti genera can hybridize? by Jai_Ganesha Jul 10, 2018 9:57 AM 4
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