Echinocereus species

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Scientific Name Echinocereus chisoensis USDA PLANTS Symbol
ECCH2
Common Name Chisos Hedgehog Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
195381
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Rare species found only in a small area of Big Bend National Park; less than 1 foot tall, conical stems; pink flowers about 2 inches across. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Echinocereus coccineus var. paucispinus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ECCOP
Common Name Claret Cup ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
912748
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) Wildflower Center Ref.
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Description Desert habitat, higher elevations in Big Bend; small to very large clumps with stems less than 10 to 12 inches tall; prolific orange-red flowers 2 inches across. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Echinocereus enneacanthus ssp. enneacanthus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ECENE2
Common Name Strawberry Hedgehog Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
912751
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Description Desert habitat; clumped clusters with pickle-shaped stems up to 6 inches long; long straw-like spines, pink to magenta flowers on each stem. Similar appearance to E. stramineus ssp. stramineus except that it usually has few stems arranged in a flat cluster rather than a congested mound, and that it generally grows at lower elevations. Descr. excerpt from "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Echinocereus reichenbachii USDA PLANTS Symbol
ECRE
Common Name Lace Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
19814
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Description Dry habitat; small clumps with stems 6 to 8 inches tall; large bright magenta flowers 3 inches across. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Echinocereus russanthus (E. viridiflorus var. russanthus) USDA PLANTS Symbol
ECVIR
Common Name Rusty Hedgehog Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
51700
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) Cacti Guide Reference
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Description Endemic to Big Bend (and northern Mexico) except highest elevations; cylindrical stems up to 12 inches tall, normally shorter, 3 inches across; small flowers around perimeter of stem less than 1-1/4 inch long, reddish brown with yellow-green anthers. Photographed along Cattail Falls Trail.

Synonymous with species E. viridiflorus var. russanthus in "Little Big Bend" by Roy Morey.

Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Echinocereus stramineus ssp. stramineus USDA PLANTS Symbol
ECST2
Common Name Strawberry Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
912934
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) eFloras.org Reference
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Description Desert habitat throughout Big Bend; dome-like mound, up to 3 feet across; long straw-like spines, many magenta flowers on each dome in the spring. Photographed along FM170 west of Lajitas. Texas Status
Native

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