Body solitary, shortly cylindrical to 15 cm, 6-8 cm wide with 20 ribs. Areoles with 3 central spines to 3 mm and 22-30 pinkish or whitish pectinate (comb-like) radial spines to 9 mm long. Flowers pinkish 6-8 cm wide.
N Mexico, SW North America
var. dasyacanthus (Engelm.) N.P. Taylor differs from var. pectinatus in having areoles brownish with 3-8 central spines to 8 mm and 18-22 pinkish or brownish pectinate radial spines to 8 mm long. Flowers yellow to white and 12 cm wide.
Source: (1997). Echinocereus. In: . 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.