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Echinocereus stramineus DJF757 MG258.18     6/4/18
This has about the biggest flower in all of the genus Echinocereus. In habitat it forms clumps literally six feet (180 cm) across and a couple of feet (60 cm) high, containing hundreds of heads. These clumps are all one plant. There are no doubt bigger clumps that I haven't seen. The fruit are big and edible. "Stramineus" means "straw-like." for the really yellow spines.   (47/72)   

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