By John M. Coulter
Contributions from the U.S. nationwide Herbarium, 1894.
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Mo. Bot. Gard. From southern Utah, through eastern Arizona to the Rio Grande region about El Paso and southward into Chihuahua; also in Lower California. Specimens examined: Utah (Bischoff of 1871; Siler of 1875): Arizona (Parry of 1852; Bischoff of 1871; Palmer of 1873; Rothrock 492; G. R. Vasey of 1881, near Pantano; Pringle of 1882; Rusby of 1883; Wilcox of 1894, Fort Huachuca): New Mexico (Wislizenus of 1846, near Doña Ana): Texas, region about El Paso (Wright of 1851; Bigelow of 1851, 1853; Evans of 1891): Chihuahua (Pringle 211): Lower California (Brandegee of 1889, near San Franciscito).
Bot. Gard. Common from the Colorado River of Texas to the Rio Grande, extending as far west as the Pecos, and southward into the northeastern states of Mexico. Specimens examined : Texas (Lindheimer 41, and of 1850; Wright of 1818 and 1810; Bigelow of 1853; Hall 234; Nealley of 1801, near Del Rio): Tamaulipas (Berlandier 1836): Nuevo Leon (Wislizenus of 1847): Coahuila (Gregg of 1847): Mexico in general (Poselger of 1850): also specimens cultivated in St. Louis in 1864, † † According to Labouret, this is E.
Type, Alverson’s specimens in Herb. Mo. Bot. Gard. and in Herb. Coulter. In the desert region of extreme southeastern California. Specimens examined: Southern California (A. H. Alverson of 1892): also growing in Mo. Bot. Gard. 1893. The covering of stout bushy interlocking spines is like that of var. deserti, but the black and reddish coloration gives a decidedly different appearance. ” The decidedly pink flowers were sent by Mr. S. B. Parish from specimens growing in cultivation in San Diego, and are not from the original collection of Mr.
A Preliminary Revision of the North American Species of Cactus... by John M. Coulter