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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
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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


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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

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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

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