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Echinocereus coccineus Engelm. var. coccineus
scarlet hedgehog cactus

General Information
Symbol: ECCOC
Group: Dicot
Family: Cactaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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Symbol Scientific Name
COVIA3 Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose var. aggregata (Engelm.) W.T. Marshall
ECCOC2 Echinocereus coccineus Engelm. var. conoideus (Engelm.) D. Weniger, nom. nud.
ECCOI Echinocereus coccineus Engelm. var. inermis (K. Schum.) J.A. Purpus
ECOC2 Echinocereus octacanthus (Muehlenpf.) Britton & Rose
ECPOR Echinocereus polyacanthus Engelm. var. rosei (Woot. & Standl.) D. Weniger, nom. nud.
ECTRH Echinocereus triglochidiatus Engelm. var. hexaedrus (Engelm.) Boissev. & C. Davidson
ECTRI Echinocereus triglochidiatus Engelm. var. inermis (K. Schum.) Arp
ECTRM Echinocereus triglochidiatus Engelm. var. melanacanthus (Engelm.) L.D. Benson
ECTRO Echinocereus triglochidiatus Engelm. var. octacanthus (Muehlenpf.) W.T. Marshall
MAAG2 Mammillaria aggregata Engelm.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae – Cactus family
Genus Echinocereus Engelm. – hedgehog cactus
Species Echinocereus coccineus Engelm. – scarlet hedgehog cactus
Variety Echinocereus coccineus Engelm. var. coccineus – scarlet hedgehog cactus

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. melanacanthus
black-spine claret-cup hedgehog
Salvage restricted



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

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