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Coryphantha echinus (Rhinoceros cactus)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Coryphantha echinus

Coryphantha echinus (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

Rhinoceros Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Coryphantha cornifera var. echinus, Coryphantha pectinata, Mammillaria echinus

USDA Symbol: coec

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Stems about 4 inches long.
Flower: Flowers up to 3 inches across. Petals yellow. Stamens red.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers open only for a couple of hours in the afternoon.



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Soil Moisture: Dry
Drought Tolerance: High
Conditions Comments: Common at low elevations in limestone soils.


Bibref 1141 - Cactuses of Big Bend National Park (1998) Evans, Douglas B.

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Coryphantha echinus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Coryphantha echinus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Coryphantha echinus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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