Echinocereus pectinatus (Scheidw.) Engelm.

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: 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.

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