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Echinocereus subinermis
Scientific Name: Echinocereus subinermis Salm-Dyck ex Scheeren
Synonym: Echinocereus subinermis var. aculeatus, Echinocereus luteus, Echinocereus subinermis var. luteus
Family: Cactaceae
Echinocereus  subinermis Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C), avoid too much frost.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to morning sun

Origin: Mexico (southern Sonora, western Chihuahua, northern Sinaloa)

Growth Habits: Solitary or slowly clumping, pale bluish green, up to 8 inches tall (20 cm), 2.8 to 3.6 inches in diameter (7-9 cm); 5-11 ribs with narrow furrows between them; small areoles, slightly woolly; 0 to 4 central spines, up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm); 0 to 10 radials, up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm)

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

Propagation: Seeds

Echinocereus luteus, from Sonora and Sinaloa, now included in E. subinermis, is generally solitary, has 8 or 9 ribs, no central spine, 6 to 8 radials, up to 0.3 inch long (8 mm).

Echinocereus  subinermis

Blooming Habits:
Cream to yellow scented flowers, often with some reddish midstripes, near the stem tips, up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm) in spring. Stigma with 10-12 lobes

Fruiting Habits:

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