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Choyita, Colgajito
Scientific Name: Echinocereus scheeri ssp. scheeri Lem.
Synonym: Echinocereus salm-dyckianus ssp. obscuriensis, Echinocereus sanpedroensis, Echinocereus scheeri var. obscuriensis, Echinocereus salmianus, Cereus scheerii, Echinocereus scheeri ssp. paridensis
Family: Cactaceae
Choyita, Colgajito (Echinocereus  scheeri ssp. scheeri)
At the DBG (1984 0539 0101)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: At least to 25 F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Chihuahua, Durango)

Growth Habits: Clustering basally, erect or semi-prostrate stems, 4 to 28 inches long (10-70 cm), 1 to 1.6 inches in diameter (2.5-4 cm); 6 to 10 sinuous ribs; young areoles with yellowish felt; 0 to 4 central spines, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm); 6 to 13 spreading white radials, often yellowish at the base, 0.2 to 0.4 inch (5-10 mm)

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


Blooming Habits:
Abundant scarlet to orange spiny flowers, up to 5 inches long (12 cm), 3.2 inches in diameter (8 cm), they have stigma with 10 lobes.

Fruiting Habits:

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