Echinocereus relictus Wellard

, J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 10(2): 354, figs. 1-4 (2016).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas. Fort Worth, Texas
10(2): 354, figs. 1-4
Date of Publication
14 Dec 2016
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
B. Wellard & K. Wellard BW 578
Limestone Road” S of Sun River Community, 1.25 mi N of Utah/Arizona border, 1 mi W of Port of Entry, alt. 795 m
Collection Date
14 Apr 2016
Type Herbaria
holotype UT
isotype ASU
37° N
113° W
Distribution Of Types
Utah (Southwestern U.S.A., Northern America)


Etymology: The specific epithet, relictus, references how this species survived in a refugium in the northeast Mojave Desert. Relictus also references the ancestral diploid state of the species which makes it a plausible ancestor to E. engelmannii. (english)