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Thelocactus bicolor var. bicolor

Thelocactus bicolor (Galeotti ex N.E. Pfeiffer) Britton & Rose var. bicolor

Glory Of Texas

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocactus bicolor, Echinocactus bicolor var. schottii, Thelocactus bicolor var. schottii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Usually up to about 6 inches tall. Sometimes taller, up to possibly 15 inches.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Orange , Purple
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Inner tepals rose-pink to magenta, marked with scarlet or orange. (webref 3).


Native Distribution: Texas and Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas). (webref 3).


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Thelocactus bicolor var. bicolor in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Thelocactus bicolor var. bicolor in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Thelocactus bicolor var. bicolor


Record Modified: 2023-03-01
Research By: WMWW

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