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As a comment about Mojave Mound Cactus (Echinocereus pacificus), Baja_Costero wrote:

Variable mounding hedgehog cactus with 10-13 ribs, often many (dozens up to 400) stems, and orange or red flowers. Formerly a variety or subspecies of E. polyacanthus. From San Carlos Canyon in NW Baja California, rare in habitat. Not to be confused with the related E. mombergerianus, formerly a subspecies or variety of E. pacificus and E. polyacanthus, found just to its south and distinguished by being trioecious (separate male, female, and bisexual individuals).
Tucson, Arizona (Zone 8b)
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lasertrimguy
Apr 11, 2019 8:41 PM CST
Here, are a picture of the cactus crown showing ~11 ribs (2012) and a closeup of the flower.

Thanks for your comment and correct anything you can.

Guy


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Name: Baja
Baja California (Zone 11b)
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Baja_Costero
Apr 11, 2019 8:53 PM CST
Those flowers are really impressive, Guy. I have never seen this plant (in cultivation or in the wild) so my comment is based on book learning. At least I now know exactly where to find it in habitat, only an hour or so south of here. Maybe one day...

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