Echinocactus texensis Hopffer 1842

candy cactus, devil's-head cactus, devil's pincushion, horse-crippler cactus, mancacaballo, m0nc0 caballo, viznaga Homalocephala texensis (Hopffer) Britton & Rose 1922 Echinocactus lindheimeri Engelmann 1845

Plants solitary, flattened globose, 12-20 cm (4.7-7.9 in) high, to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Ribs 13-27. Spines dense, reddish, distinctly cross-striated, stout, tapering. Central spine one, curving rigidly downward, flattened, exceeding the radiáis in length, 3-7.5 cm (1.2-3 in) long. Radial spines 5-7, spreading, flattened, 2.5-5 cm (1-2 in) long. Flowers pale pink to white, with a red center, 5-6 cm (2-2.4 in) long and in diameter. Fruits red, fleshy at maturity, 5 cm (2 in) long, 2.5-3.8 cm (1-1.5 in) in diameter, with deciduous scales, irregularly dehiscent. Distribution: sea level to 1000 m (3300 ft) in southeastern New Mexico, southwestern Oklahoma, and much of Texas, also to the north and east of the Sierra Madre Oriental in Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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