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Stenocactus ochoterenanus
Scientific Name: Stenocactus ochoterenanus Tiegel
Synonym: Brittonrosea heteracantha, Echinofossulocactus rosasianus, Stenocactus parksianus, Echinofossulocactus boedekerianus, Echinofossulocactus ochoterenaus, Echinofossulocactus parksianus, Stenocactus lexarzai, Echinofossulocactus lexarzai, Efossus heteracanthus, Stenocactus heteracanthus, Echinofossulocactus heteracanthus, Echinofossulocactus boedekerianus, Echinofossulocactus densispinus, Echinofossulocactus bustamantei, Stenocactus bustamantei, Echinocactus heteracanthus
Family: Cactaceae
Stenocactus  ochoterenanus Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Some direct sun

Origin: Mexico (Hidalgo, Queretaro, Guanajuato)

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 3 inches tall (8 cm), 4 inches in diameter (10 cm); 30 thin ribs (S. ochoterenanus) or 40 to 50 (S. lexarzai); 4 central spines, the superior one up to 2.6 inches long (6.5 cm); 8 to 10 (S. lexarzai) or 22 or more radials (S. ochoterenanus), close to the body, 0.3 to 0.5 inch long (8-12 mm)

Watering Needs:


Stenocactus heteracanthus is tentatively included here, it is described by Bravo as: 2.8 to 3.2 inches in diameter (7-8 cm), woolly apex, 30 to 34 ribs, sometimes wavy, young areoles with white hair; 10-13 radial spines, or 16 to 18 according to Schumann, with greenish yellow flowers, and was collected in Hidalgo (Real del Monte)

Stenocactus parksianus

Blooming Habits:
Pale pink or pale flowers, 1 inch long (2.5 cm). Greenish fruit with whitish scales.

Fruiting Habits:

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