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Echinomastus intertextus (White fishhook cactus)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Echinomastus intertextus

Echinomastus intertextus (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

White Fishhook Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocactus intertextus, Echinocactus intertextus var. dasyacanthus, Echinomastus intertextus var. dasyacanthus, Neolloydia intertexta, Neolloydia intertexta var. dasyacantha, Sclerocactus intertextus, Sclerocactus intertextus var. dasyacanthus, Sclerocactus intertextus var. intertextus

USDA Symbol: ECIN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Egg-shaped stems are about 3 to 6 inches long; some are elevated above the ground level on a pedestal-like tap root.
Flower: Flowers 3/4-1 1/4 inches across
Fruit: Dry tan or brown
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Diurnal



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: This cactus occurs in grassland habitats in gravel soils.


Use Wildlife: Attracts moths for pollination.
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Attracts: Butterflies
Deer Resistant: High


Bibref 1140 - Cacti (1991) Clive Innes and Charles Glass
Bibref 1141 - Cactuses of Big Bend National Park (1998) Evans, Douglas B.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinomastus intertextus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinomastus intertextus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinomastus intertextus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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