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Echinocereus chisoensis W.T. Marshall
Chisos hedgehog, Chisos Mountain hedgehog cactus
Synonym(s): Echinocereus reichenbachii var. chisoensis
USDA Symbol: ECCH2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
Chisos hedgehogs grow to 8 inches tall, but seldom more than 2 inches in diameter. They are usually single, but branch out occasionally above the ground. Each plant has 13–16 ribs composed of quite distinct tubercles, almost completely separated from each other by broad valleys. The surface is bluish-green to deep green. There are ten to fifteen spines growing from each areole, most of which lie flat on the stem. The flowers are about 2 1/2 inches long and 1–2 inches across and never open wide. The base of the petals is deep red followed by a pinkish-white band, with the upper portion pink to rose-colored. Stamens are cream-colored, and the pistil has several green lobes.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: TX Native Distribution:
This rare hedgehog grows only in the Chisos Mountains.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered StatusUSFWS Species Profile: Q294Status:
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U.S.A. (TX)Critical Habitat:
N/AThis information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff