Echinocereus maritimus (M. E. Jones) K. Schumann 1897
Echinocereus hancockii E. Y. Dawson 1949
Cereus maritimus M. E. Jones 1883
Echinocereus maritimus var. hancockii (E. Y. Dawson) N. P. Taylor 1985
Echinocereus maritimus subsp. hancockii (E. Y. Dawson) Blum & Lange 1998
This cactus is found along the Western coast of Baja California, Mexico, and adjacent islands.
Identification: These plants form multiply branched clumps or mounds up to 16" (40 cm) high and 6½' (2 m) around. The stems are cylinder-shaped, up to 12" (30 cm) high and 1-2½" (3-7 cm) around. Each stem has 8-10 ribs, sporting spines that are bright red at first, fading eventually to gray or white. Spine groups contain 7-10 spines, ½-2" (1.5-6 cm) long. Bright yellow funnel-shaped flowers are up to 2" (6 cm) in size. Round red fruits are covered with spines.
Echinocereus maritimus on Desert-tropicals.com
Echinocereus maritimus on Cactus Art: the World of Cacti & Succulents
Echinocereus maritimus at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Sonoran Desert Digital Library
Echinocereus maritimus on CactiGuide.com
Echinocereus maritimus on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network
Echinocereus maritimus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
Range: Zones 9b-11: