Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii L. Benson
Wendy C. Hodgson 23232
Date: 21 July 2008
USA, Arizona, Pima County, Cultivated at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, Arizona, accession number 1993 0509 0151, originally collected by Linda Pritchett-Kozak, 8 October 1992, from Waterman Mountains, 14 miles west of I-17 on Avra Valley Road.
32d 21m N; 111d 29m W
Single-stemmed, stem blue-gray, flower 42(l)x66(w) mm, hypanthium fuzzy, (and ovary) small, bracts green-brown, outer perianth green-brown with light pink margins, dark bright-pink tips, inner perianth pink with darker midstripe, narrowly spathulate, narrowed towards base, filaments cream-yellow at base becoming cream-white towards apices, anthers light yellow, style white-pink, stigma lobes pink, darker towards apex, 4.
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