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Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii
Scientific Name: Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walpers) Haage Jr. ex Britton & Rose
Synonym: Mammillaria caespitosa, Echinocereus reichenbachii, Echinocereus pailianus, Echinocereus pailanus, Echinocereus texensis, Echinocereus rotatus, Echinocereus purpureus, Echinocereus mariae, Echinocereus caespitosus, Echinocereus pectinatus, Cereus caespitosus, Echinocereus baileyi var. albispinus, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. albispinus, Echinocereus albispinus, Cereus reichenbachianus, Echinocereus pectinata, Echinocereus caespitosus var. reichenbachii, Echinocereus pectinatus var. reichenbachii, Echinocactus reichenbachii, Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. caespitosus, Echinocereus melanocentrus
Family: Cactaceae
Echinocereus  reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii
as Echinocereus reichenbachii fa. pailanus (n.n.) at Uhlig Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 7-10

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA, northeastern Mexico

Growth Habits: Solitary or slowly branching, up to 16 inches tall (40 cm), 2 to 3.6 inches in diameter (5-9 cm); 12-19 straight ribs; 0 to 2 small central spines yellowish with a brown tip, at first, whitish on older areoles; 20 to 30 radials, organized in 2 series; 0.2 to 0.3 inch long (5-8 mm)

Watering Needs: Little water, needs porous well drained soil.


Echinocereus  reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii

Blooming Habits:
Beautiful, abundant, scented, intense pink flowers, 2 to 3 inch long (5-7 cm). The ovoid fruit is 0.4 inch long (1 cm), with black seeds.

Fruiting Habits:

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