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: ...much larger. According to C. R. Orcutt, "E. rubrispinus (Rev. Cact. 1: 56. 1899) is a name proposed by L. M. Ford for the red-spined form and so distributed"; otherwise we know nothing of it. Echinocactus emoryi chrysacanthus (Schumann, Gesamtb. Kakteen Nachtr. 99. 1903) is a garden name and so far as we are aware is not published. 6. Ferocactus wislizeni (Engelmann). Echinocactus wislizeni Engelmann in Wislizenus, Mem. Tour North. Mex. 96. 1848. Echinocactus emoryi Engelmann in Emory, Mil. Reconn. 157. 1848. Echinocactus wislizeni decipiens Engelmann in Rothrock, Rep. U. S. Geogr. Surv. 6: 128. 1878. Echinocereus emoryi Riimpler in Forster, Handb. Cact. ed. 2. 804. 1885. Echinocactus wislizeni albispinus Tourney, Gard. and For. 8: 154. 1895. Echinocactus falconeri Orcutt, West Amer. Sci. 12: 162. 1902. Echinocactus arizonicus Kunze, Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 19: 149. 1909. At first globular but becoming cylindric, when very old much elongated, 2 meters long or more, usually simple, but when injured often giving off several heads or branches; ribs numerous, often 25, 3 cm. high; areoles elliptic, large, sometimes 2.5 cm. long, brown-felted, 2 to 3 cm. apart, or the flowering ones often approximate; spines variable; radials, absent in young plants, thread-like to acicular, the longest 5 cm. long; central spines several, white to red, annular, all subulate, one of them much stouter, usually strongly flattened, strongly hooked; flowers yellow, some red, 5 to 6 cm. long; fruit yellow, oblong, scaly, 4 to 5 cm. long; seeds dull black, the surfaces covered with shallow indistinct pits. Type locality: Donana, New Mexico. Distribution: El Paso, Texas, west through southern New Mexico and Chihuahua to Arizona and Sonora and perhaps south along more

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