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5 cm. 2 long, strongly tuberculate. (Ill. Cact. Mex. Bound. t. 39, 40, 41, f. 1 and 2)—Type, Wislizenus of 1846 in Herb. Mo. Bot. Gard. Common about El Paso, Texas, thence down to the canyon of the Rio Grande, and west into Arizona. Specimens examined: Texas (Wislizenus of 1846; Wright of 1849, 1850, 1851, 1852, and 1857; Bigelow of 1852; Miller of 1881; G. R. Vasey of 1881, El Paso; Evans of 1891; Trelease of 1892): Arizona (Lemmon of 1881; Wilcox of 1894, Ft. Huachuca): also growing in Missouri Botanical Garden in 1892 and 1893.

Divaricate, often flexuose and deflexed: flowers said to be red: fruit unknown. (Ill. Cact. Mex. Bound. t. 45)— Type, Bigelow of 1853 in Herb. Mo. Bot. Gard. ” Specimens examined: Coahuila (Bigelow of 1853). Flowers purple (yellow in flaviflorus). ‡ † * * Stems oval: ribs fewer (5 to 18) spines few (3 to 12), longer, not pectinate. Central spines usually 3 or 4. 18. Cereus engelmanni Parry, Amer. Jour. Sci. ser. 2, xiv, 338 (1852). 5 to 30 cm. 5 cm. in diameter, simple or sparingly branched at base, loosely cespitose (4 to 8 stems together): ribs 10 to 13, tuberculate, with areolæ 4 to 8 mm.

Specimens examined: Texas (Wright of 1851, 1852; Engelmann): Chihuahua (Wislizenus of 1846). 46. Echinocactus intertextus dasyacanthus Engelm. Syn. Cact. 277 (1856). Ovate or conical, becoming 15 cm, high: spines slender, longer, more ashy; radials 19 to 25, setaceous and in many series, 12 to 16 mm. long, the 7 to 9 upper ones more slender, shorter, whitish, and fascicled: centrals scarcely stouter, 18 to 22 mm, long, the upper 3 exceeding the rest, the lowest one porrect and but little shorter.

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