By John M. Coulter
Contributions from the U.S. nationwide Herbarium, 1894.
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Specimens examined: California (Bigelow of 1854): Sonora (Schott 3; Palmer of 1869; Pringle of 1881): also specimens cultivated in Hort. Pfersdorf. 5 cm. long, with black and pitted seeds 2 mm. long, but in all later descriptions Dr. Engelmann says that the “fruit and seed are unknown,” without any explanation as to the dropping of the original statement. The Pringle of 1884, however, abundantly confirms this character, showing a fruit as munch as 4 cm. long. 12. Echinocactus emoryi rectispinus Engelm.
5 to 5 cm. long, the lowest stouter and shorter and much hooked; centrals 4, very stout and 4-angled, about 5 cm. long and 2 to 3 mm. 5 cm. in diameter: seeds black, larger than in the last. (Ill. Cact. Mex. Bound. t. 30)—Type, Parry of 1850 in Herb. Mo. Hot. Gard. From San Felipe, California (eastern slope or the mountains), into Lower California, and eastward to southern Utah, New Mexico, and southwestern Texas. Specimens examined: California (Parry of 1850; Palmer of 1870): Lower California (Orcutt of 1883): Utah (Palmer of 1870): New Mexico (Parry, without number or date): Texas (no collector named).
Mo. Bot. Gard. In the mountains bordering the deserts of southeastern California (San Bernardino County) and extending to central Nevada (Reese River Valley). Specimens examined: California (Parish 453 of 1880, also of 1882; Bailey of 1890): Nevada, Lincoln County (Coville & Funston of 1891, Death Valley Expedition): also specimens cultivated in Meehan’s Gard. in 1882. The smaller straw-colored flowers alone suggest the propriety of keeping this form specifically distinct, but even in size and color there is an occasional tendency toward the specific character.