Echinocereus Fendleri var. Fendleri Description
Echinocereus Fendleri var. Fendleri Stems solitary or few in a cluster, more or less conical, 10-15 cm tall, 7-10 cm wide; ribs 7-12, tubercled; spines usually 3-7 per areole, thick, to over 1 mm near swollen base, often angular in cross section, usually white to pale gray, sometimes brownish, often with a brown to purplish or black longitudinal line, one spine occasionally central and porrect to 2.5 or exceptionally 5 cm long, others spreading radially and usually not over 2.5 cm long; flowers 6-12 cm in diameter; tepals magenta, usually with bands of green and darker color near center, usually pointed; ovary spiny, spines deciduous with ripening of fruit, perianth persistent; mature fruit 3-5 cm long, broadly spindle-shaped, red with white somewhat juicy pulp, usually dehiscing by one to three longitudinal slits; seeds about 1.5 mm long, black, tubercled, hilum basal. Flowers in May to early June.
Echinocereus fendleri var. fendleri has a greater number of longer and more slender spines, typically less tubercled stems, and narrower fruits. Echinocereus triglochidiatus is usually clustering and larger, no dark line on spines, fewer ribs (5-7), and red flowers. Echinocererus coccineus var. gurneyi also has red flowers. Its stems are densely clustered; spines mostly terete. Juvenile plants of var. fendleri and var. rectispinus often look much like var. kuenzleri, but become typical of their respective varieties as they mature.
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