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Argentine Giant (Echinopsis candicans)

Henderson, NV(Zone 9b)

Argentine Giant
Echinopsis candicans


First bloom of the year. Flower is nearly perfect due to mild weather.

Thumbnail by cacti_lover
Valley of the Sun, AZ(Zone 9b)

Cacti_lover,
This is a photo of "Echinopsis candicans".
Your blooms are too big and the sepals are red.
Your stems are too thick and the spines are to big/long to be Echinopsis imperialis.

Take a look at this photo of Echinopsis x imperialis.
http://www.huntingtonbotanical.org/WhatsInBloom/sept06/Page2.html

And here of Echinopsis candicans....Here the sepals are red, the flower is bigger and the stems are thicker and the spines are bigger (like yours)
http://davesgarden.com/pf/showimage/146859/

Here's two more examples of Echinopsis candicans in this thread, photos by Judyb & azrobin
http://davesgarden.com/forums/t/709623/

Would you like to have this photo and your other photos of this plant switched over to the right page in the PlantFiles?

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