The Lace Cactus | Echinocereus reichenbachii

Echinocereus reichenbachii (likely)

Echinocereus reichenbachii

This little cactus was not very common at Enchanted Rock but we did see several clumps of it nestled in the rocks. Because I am not very good at cactus identification I Googled and came up with the plant list for the park and narrowed it down from there. Luckily there weren’t many cacti listed. I initially thought it was a Mammillaria species but with some help from a Flickr friend Brad Wilson he corrected me with this species name. I’d initially googled this name with the var. reichenbachii listed and couldn’t find a good comparison photo but without the variety listed it was easy to see that this was probably the right id.

I didn’t take many plant photos as it was not the right season for blooming photos but the texture of cactus is always interesting.

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