Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Echinocereus pectinatus - "Coahuila Lace Cactus"

This particular Echinocereus pectinatus is sometimes listed as "var. coahuila" but the variety status is very poorly supported. More likely it's one part of a continuum of variation which makes up this species. Whatever the name, the plant itself, sans flowers, presents a powerful yet graceful appearance.

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