Calflora
Taxon  Report   2878    
Echinocereus engelmannii  (Parry ex Engelm.) Lem.
Calico cactus,  Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii
© 2018 Anna Wolfe
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Echinocereus engelmannii
© 2006 Heath McAllister
Echinocereus engelmannii
© 2005 Gene Wagner, RPh.
Echinocereus engelmannii, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Echinocereus engelmannii
© 2004 James M. Andre
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Echinocereus munzii
ICPN: Cereus munzii
ICPN: Echinocereus engelmannii var. engelmannii
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More information about  Echinocereus engelmannii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ECEN)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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