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Origin and Habitat: Echinocereus ferreirianus comes from Eastern part of central Baja California and adjacent islands in the Gulf of California (Mexico, Northern America. Its two subspecies differ in range. subsp. ferreirianus is located in the eastern region of central Baja California and adjacent islands of Baja California while subsp. lindsayi is restricted to a region south of Cataviña in central Baja
Habitat and Ecology: Echinocereus ferreirianus grows on rocky mountains, low hills, slopes, and cliffs. It has been reported from shrub desert in pumice slopes, lava fields and in stony-loamy granite. The only threat is illegal collecting, in specific of the subspecies subsp. lindsayi.
- Echinocereus ferreirianus H.E.Gates
Echinocereus ferreirianus H.E.Gates
Saguaroland Bull. 7: 10, figs. 1953
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Echinocereus ferreirianus subs. lindsayi (J.Meyran) N.P.Taylor
Cactaceae Consensus Init. 3: 9. 1997
- Echinocereus ferreirianus subs. lindsayi (J.Meyran) N.P.Taylor
- Echinocereus ferreirianus subs. lindsayi f. monstruosus hort.
Description: Echinocereus ferreirianus has stems 30-40 cm high and about 8 cm in diameter, and almost always 4 central spines. Two subspecies are recognized, the nominate and subsp. lindsayi (J.Meyrán) N.P.Taylor.
Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinocereus ferreirianus group
- Echinocereus ferreirianus H.E.Gates: has stems 30-40 cm high and about 8 cm in diameter, and almost always 4 central spines. Distribution: eastern part of central Baja California and adjacent islands in the Gulf of California.
- Echinocereus ferreirianus subs. lindsayi (J.Meyran) N.P.Taylor: has solitary stems less than 13 cm tall and 10 cm in diameter, and 4-7 stout central spines. Distribution: south of Catavina in central Baja California.
- Echinocereus ferreirianus subs. lindsayi f. monstruosus hort.: is a free offsetting mutant that forms large, proliferating stems, with white woolly areoles and short bristle-like spines. Flowers pink, often failing to open widely.
Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) Edward Anderson “The Cactus family” Timber Press, Incorporated, 2001
2) Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose “Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family” vol. 4 The Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington 1923
3) James Cullen, Sabina G. Knees, H. Suzanne Cubey "The European Garden Flora Flowering Plants: A Manual for the Identification of Plants Cultivated in Europe, Both Out-of-Doors and Under Glass" Cambridge University Press, 11/Aug/2011
4) David R Hunt; Nigel P Taylor; Graham Charles; International Cactaceae Systematics Group. "The New Cactus Lexicon" dh books, 2006
5) León de la Luz, J.L., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. & Hernández, H.M. 2013. Echinocereus ferreirianus. In: IUCN 2013. "IUCN Red List of Threatened Species." Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 March 2014.
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