Columnar Cacti

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x Myrtgerocactus

x Myrtgerocactus R.Moran is a hybrid genus which was found by Lindsay in baja california in 1950. It is considered to be a cross between Myrtillocactus cochal and Bergerocactus emoryi. It is is exceedingly rare in habitat but has been propagated in cultivation and is shown here in some detail. The species x Myrtgerocactus lindsayi R.Moran was published in C & S. J. (US), XXXIV: 6, 184-188, 1962. See also Bob Ressler's publication from the CSSA journal on xMyrtgerocactus

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xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi 1950 photo
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi, copy of original 1950 photo
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi cultivated plant
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi cultivated plant and close up of stem.
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi start of new branch
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi start of new branch
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi tiny flower buds
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi tiny developing flower buds and spine clusters.
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi bud closeup
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi bud closeup
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flower side view
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flower side view
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flower opening
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flower opening
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flower open
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flower open
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flowers
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi flowers
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi fruit
xMyrtgerocactus lindsayi fruit, they never contain seeds.

Copyright Bob Ressler, no reproduction without permission of the author.

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