Echinocereus nivosus Glass & R.C.Foster

Body clustering, cylindrical to 4 cm wide with 12 weak ribs. Areoles 7 mm apart with 11-12 whitish central spines 9-12(-20) mm long and 30 whitish radial spines 4-9 mm long almost obscuring the body. Flowers magenta 3-3.5 cm wide.


Source: Forbes, S. (1997). Echinocereus. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Caryophyllanae
order      Caryophyllales
family       Cactaceae
genus        Echinocereus Engelm.