Echinocereus palmeri

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Echinocereus palmeri Britton & Rose

Cactaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: dry

Soil: gritty-sandy

Arrangement: not specified
Leaves:

Shape: not specified

Division: not specified

Shape: funnel-shaped
Fruit: berry

82C / 7b4c9a 

Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales
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Echinocereus palmeri is a succulent shrub.

Contents

Naming

Echinocereus palmeri was described by Nathaniel Lord Britton and Joseph Nelson Rose in 1922. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Echinocereus palmeri is a species in the genus Echinocereus which contains approximately 110 to 161 species and belongs to the family of the Cactaceae (Cactus Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 8 centimetres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Flowers and Fruits

Echinocereus palmeri produces solitary purple funnel-shaped flowers.

The shrubs produce berries.

Root System

Distribution

Echinocereus palmeri is native to Mexico.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny situation on dry soil. The substrate should be gritty-sandy soil. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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