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Echinocereus fendleri (Pinkflower hedgehog cactus)
Muller, Thomas L.

Echinocereus fendleri

Echinocereus fendleri (Engelm.) Sencke ex J.N. Haage

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus, Pink-flower hedgehog cactus, Strawberry cactus, Fendler hedgehog

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ECFE

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

The erect stems of pink-flower hedgehog rise about 4 in. Stems are made up of one-jointed, three-dimensionally oval, strongly ribbed parts. Long, curved spines occur from the vertical ribs. Purple, funnel-shaped flowers are borne on the upper part of the plant. These are followed by an edible, red, spiny fruit.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Stems are 4-6in long, 2-2½in thick.
Flower: Flower approximately 3 1/4 inches long.
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Purple , Violet
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: diurnal blooms

Distribution

USA: AZ , CO , NM , TX
Native Distribution: NM & AZ; also reported for s.w. CO
Native Habitat: Sandy plains & hills

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy soils.

Bibliography

Bibref 1140 - Cacti (1991) Clive Innes and Charles Glass

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinocereus fendleri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinocereus fendleri in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Metadata

Record Modified: 2010-11-18
Research By: TWC Staff

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