Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Botanical and Cultural Adventures

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Echinocactus platyacanthus

Echinocactus platyacanthus
Echinocactus platyacanthus growing in the state of Puebla.
A widespread cactus species is Echinocactus platyacanthus.  When young, many show very striking rid striping patterns that will fade with maturity.  They can grow quite massive and get large enough that they fall over under their own weight.  Sometimes they will root back in from their side, but often they will die (after several years).






Echinocactus platyacanthus


Echinocactus platyacanthus