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Echinocereus Engelm.

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusEchinocereusRibbed, small to medium-sized cacti

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Echinocereus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Echinocereus Engelm.

Strawberry hedgehog (Echinocereus brandegeei) · 5/24/2009 · Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Ari­zona
≈ 22 × 16" (56 × 41 cm)

Echinocereus Engelm.

Hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) · 2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Cali­fornia
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)

Echinocereus Engelm.

Lady finger cactus (Echinocereus pentalophus) · 4/11/1979 · Huntington Library Cactus Garden, San Marino, Cali­fornia


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