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Echinocereus coccineus var. coccineus (Scarlet hedgehog cactus)
Muller, Thomas L.

Echinocereus coccineus var. coccineus

Echinocereus coccineus Engelm. var. coccineus

Scarlet Hedgehog Cactus, Claret Cup

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Coryphantha vivipara var. aggregata, Echinocereus coccineus var. conoideus, Echinocereus coccineus var. inermis, Echinocereus octacanthus, Echinocereus polyacanthus var. rosei, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. hexaedrus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. inermis, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. melanacanthus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. octacanthus, Mammillaria aggregata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.
Fruit: Berrylike. Green, purplish brown, pink or red, spheric to narrowly obovoid.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AZ , CA , CO , NM , NV , TX , UT

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

NPSOT - Fredericksburg Chapter - Fredericksburg, TX

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinocereus coccineus var. coccineus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinocereus coccineus var. coccineus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinocereus coccineus var. coccineus


Record Modified: 2023-01-09
Research By: TWC Staff

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