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Cochemiea setispina

Cochemiea setispina (J. M. Coulter) Walton 1899

Cactus setispinus J. M. Coulter 1894

Mammillaria setispina (J. M. Coulter) K. Brandegee 1897

Mammillaria pondii subsp. setispina (J. M. Coulter) D. R. Hunt 1997

Pincushion Cactus

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusCochemiea
Speciessetispina

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This cactus is native to the San Borja region, San Julio Canyon, and Ángel de la Guarda Island, Baja California, Mexico.

Identification: Forming grayish-green clusters of cylindrical stems, each stem is up to 12" (30 cm) high and 1-2" (3-6 cm) in diameter. Spines are in groups of 10-12, ⅜-1" (1-3 cm) long. Dark red flowers are about 1¾" (5 cm) long. Fruits are dark red, up to ¾" (2 cm) long, and shaped like clubs.

References:

Anderson, Edward F., The Cactus Family, Timber Press, 2001, p. 167

Online References:

Cochemiea setispina on Desert-tropicals.com

Cochemiea setispina on CactiGuide.com

Cochemiea setispina at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Sonoran Desert Digital Library

Cochemiea setispina at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Center for Sonoran Desert Studies

Cochemieas at the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

Cochemiea setispina description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Cochemiea setispina (Pincushion Cactus)

5/24/2009 · Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
≈ 16 × 19" (40 × 48 cm)

Range: Zones 8-10:

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