Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Echinomastus of Arizona, flowers

The Echinomastus forms found in Arizona, in flower, all in one handy blog post.

Echinomastus intertextus (disclaimer: a cultivated plant, not a habitat photo, and not specifically the form found in southeast AZ):

Echinomastus erectocentrus, from near Benson, AZ:

A rescue plant of Echinomastus erectocentrus from a nearby location:

The first of two stars of this particular post, Echinomastus erectocentrus 'acunensis' from Pinal County AZ:

bizarre extended green pigments in this one:

a lot of variety in the flower colors:

Another star, Echinomastus johnsonii 'lutescens' from Yavapai County:

And last but certainly not least, Echinomastus johnsonii, from northern AZ, plants sent to me by a friend there, salvaged from a construction site:

and there you have it. From Cochise County to Mohave County. Hundreds of miles of driving and 8 months of field work. Can't wait for next year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think I'm off to look for cactus north of florence south of Hwy 60 a friend said he saw some cactus up in the mountains with a vauge description of a dirt road and a gate. The cactus were either echinomastus or escobaria.