The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Carnegie Institution of Washington, 1922 - Cactus
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Page 170 - Echinocactus palmeri Rose, sp. nov. PLATE XXIII Stems 100 to 150 cm. or more high, 40 to 50 cm. in diameter; ribs 12, 20, 26, or perhaps more in large plants; central spines 4, annular, the upper one erect, 6 to 8 cm. long, stout, straight, yellow above, brownish and somewhat swollen at base, the 3 lower shorter, spreading, similar in color and markings but flattened; radials 5 to 8, much smaller, lighter-colored and weaker; flowers rather small, yellow, about 2 cm.
Page 180 - IA myriostigma Plants much depressed ; flowers 3 cm. long 2. A . asterias Spines present. Spines flat, ribbon-like, hardly pungent 3. A. capricorne Spines subulate 4. A . ornatum 1. Astrophytum myriostigma Lemaire, Cact. Gen. Nov. Sp. 4. 1839. Cereus callicoche Galeotti in Scheidweiler, Bull.
Page 180 - Sp. 3. 1839. Plants globular or more or less flattened to short-cylindric ; ribs few, very prominent, more or less covered with white, radiating, hairy scales; spines usually wanting, weak or subulate in two species; flowers borne at the top of the plant, large, yellowish with a reddish center, soon fading, persistent, campanulate to short-funnelform; fruit globular, covered with brown, scarious...
Page 91 - MacDonald at Fort Colville, but the exact habitat was forgotten; the one specimen found was afterwards in possession of Dr. Tolmie on the lower Columbia. From the information I could gather at Fort...
Page 26 - ... with cobwebby wool, the spines whitish, or the central ones brownish : aréoles of the tube crowning an elongated tubercle, not so closely set, bearing spines subtended by minute leaves. Collected by James. H. Gaut, Mount Scott, V.'ichita Mountains, Oklahoma, October 25.
Page 180 - Plants solitary or cespitose, globular to cylindric, up to 6 dm. high; ribs usually 5; sometimes 6, 8, or rarely even 10, very broad, acute, usually covered with white woolly scales but sometimes naked; spines wanting, at least on old plants; flowers 4 to 6 cm. long; outer perianth-segments narrow, with brown scarious tips; inner perianth-segments oblong; scales on ovary and flower tube scarious, imbricated, narrow, often bristly tipped, with long wool in their axils.
Page 164 - Plants very large, thick, cylindric and many-ribbed, or low and several-ribbed, the top clothed with a dense mass of wool or nearly naked; aréoles very spiny, large, those on the upper part of old plants sometimes united ; flowers from the crown of the plant, often partly hidden by the dense wool at the top...
Page 90 - Distribution: Kansas to New Mexico, north to Nevada, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. The beautiful flowers close partially at night.
Page 26 - ... brownish or yellowish, about 16, somewhat spreading, those at the top and base of the aréole smaller; central spines none; aréoles when young clothed with dense white wool, this nearly or quite wanting in age; flowers from the youngest growth appearing terminal; perianth widely spreading, 6 cm.

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