Monday, January 4, 2010

Stenocactus multicostatus

This is the classic Stenocactus multicostatus - the "wave" or "brain" cactus. They're quite variable in habitat and as a result several other species are clumped together in this complex. This particular plant is from seed collected at Los Imagines, Coahuila, Mexico (SB1147) and is an excellent example of the species. They can have as many as 120 ribs, although the 60 or so on this plant is more typical.

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