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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Escobaria leei

Another interesting Escobaria - Guadalupe mountains endemic. It's spines remind of Escobaria minima.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Escobaria alversonii

Escobaria alversonii is one of the prettiest Escobarias, but very rarely seen in cultivation. This California endemic requires wet winter and dry summer conditions, simulating weather pattern of Mojave desert, and is pretty slow when grown from seed.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Echinocereus ledignii

This little known Arizona endemic occurs on two mountain ridges, where it grows on higher elevation, in juniper-pine forest.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Echinocereus bonkerae

The "classic" Echinocereus bonkerae - very distinct plant with dense short spines. This picture is taken near Oracle, AZ.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Echinomastus intertextus

Nice species that flowers in late winter, with characteristic pink stigma.