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Echinocereus X roetteri     5/13/22
The basic hybrid is made by crossing Echinocereus coccineus and Echinocereus dasyacanthus in both directions. That is, one or the other is a female, and is pollinated by the one not a female. It turns out that this hybridization happens readily in the Jarilla Mountains of New Mexico and its environs, and in West Texas, north of the Big Bend region. This hybridization no doubt happens elsewhere, but those two regions are well known for having hybrid populations. Incidentally, I think that this flower is showing elements of being cristate.   (22/56)   

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