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Echinocereus russanthus (Brownspine hedgehog cactus)
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Echinocereus russanthus

Echinocereus russanthus D. Weniger

Brownspine Hedgehog Cactus, Rusty Hedgehog Cactus, Brownspine Hedgehog, Rusty Hedgehog

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocereus chloranthus var. russanthus

USDA Symbol: ECRU4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

Echinocereus russanthus is heavily covered with a mass of slender, interlocking, bristle-like spines radiating in all directions. It grows to 10 inches tall and 2-3 inches in diameter. The stems often branch and form clusters, some having as many as a dozen. Each has 13-18 ribs. Flowers are rust-red with darker lines, about 1 inch long and 1 inch across.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Flower:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: TX

Growing Conditions

Heat Tolerant: yes

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1031 Collected 2007-05-22 in Brewster County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

Bibliography

Bibref 248 - Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide (1984) Loughmiller, C. & L. Loughmiller

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Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2021-01-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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