The Cactaceae; Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family Volume 3

The Cactaceae; Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family Volume 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...will doubtless be found in this same region. Indeed, Ivan M. Johnston has reported seeing a plant there of this relationship which was a meter high. This species, while most closely related to F. wislizeni, is much more strongly armed. It has, perhaps, the most formidable spine-armament of any species of this genus; the central spine is not so long as in No. 14, but is stouter and more strongly hooked. 8. Ferocactus lecontei (Engelmann;. Echinocactus lecontei Engelmann, Proc. Amer. Acad. 3: 274. 1856. Echinocactus wislizeni lecontei Engelmann in Rothrock, Rep. U. S. Geogr. Surv. 6: 128. 1878. Becoming cylindric, 2 meters high or more, rather slender; ribs numerous, 20 to 30, somewhat undulate; areoles longer than broad; some of the radial spines thread-like or bristly; the other radials and the central spines ftattened and flexible, usually appressed against the plant, most of them ascending, rarely if ever hooked, white to red; flowers originally described as yellow, also reported as red, 5 to 6 cm. long; fruit oblong, yellow; seeds minute, less than 2 mm. long, black, shiny, reticulated, slightly compressed. Type locality: Lower parts of the Gila in western Arizona. Distribution: Southern California along the Colorado, northern Lower California, Sonora, and east into Utah and Arizona. The geographic limits of the plant are ill-defined. It seems to overlap or at least to interlock with the western range of F. wislizeni, while the dividing line of the west between it and the following species is unknown to us. The species always has been confused with Ferocactus wislizeni, some writers considering it a distinct species, others only a variety or form, while Engelmann treated it at one time as a species and at another as a variety. We believe that...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236526953
  • 9781236526953