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Claret Cup - Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Claret Cup - Echinocereus triglochidiatus (Cactaceae)

Its many names - Claret Cup, Strawberry Cactus, or King's Crown Cactus - indicate a large and diverse family of plants of which eight different varieties have been recognized. It is a beautiful plant with long-lasting, waxy, scarlet flowers, which make it a favorite among gardeners. Echinocerens is from the Greek echinos, meaning "a hedgehog," and cereus meaning "a wax taper." These names refer to the plant's spiny resemblance to a hedgehog (or so the early Europeans thought) and the plant's shape, respectively. Triglochidialus means "three barbed bristles" and refers to the straight spines arranged in clusters of three

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Interesting information

13 Jan, 2010


:o) the whole time i was posting these I was thinking of you Hywel! =^..^=

13 Jan, 2010


lol - I wonder why ?

13 Jan, 2010


Just looking at the pics of your cactus Healer, love the background info on them - very interesting,

5 Feb, 2010


Thanks is always great fun to find out all the different things about the plants we love!

5 Feb, 2010

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