Strawberry cactus is native to the the low elevation hills of the Baja peninsula in Mexico.
This cactus occurs in clumps up to 6½' (2 m) wide, generally low in height, but up to 3' (1 m). Spines are up to 5" (13 cm) in length, varying from black to white. Stems have 8-10 ribs. Lavender or pink flowers are brighter and dark red near the center, up to 3" (7.6 cm) around, and funnel-shaped. Fruits are red, and round, about 1" (3 cm) in diameter.
Echinocereus brandegeei at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Sonoran Desert Digital Library
Echinocereus brandegeei on Desert-tropicals.com
Echinocereus brandegeei on northants.bcss.org.uk
Echinocereus brandegeei on CactiGuide.com
Echinocereus brandegeei at Nelocactus
Echinocereus brandegeei on the Madrean Archipelago Biodiversity Assessment
Echinocereus brandegeei on SEINet—the Southwest Environmental Information Network
Echinocereus brandegeei description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.
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