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Cactus Family
Echinocereus viridiflorus subs. cylindricus

Photos: Brewster County, Texas               
May 2015

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Flower Details

Single stem or several cylindrical stems. Never in clumps.
Spines: white, yellow, brown, reddish, or black.
Flowers: yellowish-green to dark-red or brownish. On the sides, midstem.
Fruit is size of a small grape, green and later turning a purplish-red and spiny. -
Range is a narrow band stretching from the Big Bend of Texas and Mexico to southern New Mexico.
El Paso habitat: mainly in the Franklin Mountains.