Taxon  Report   2878 
Echinocereus engelmannii  (Parry ex Engelm.) Lem.
Calico cactus,  Engelmann's hedgehog cactus
Echinocereus engelmannii
© 2004 James M. Andre
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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
© 2018 Anna Wolfe
Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Echinocereus munzii
ICPN: Cereus munzii
ICPN: Echinocereus engelmannii var. engelmannii
ICPN: Echinocereus engelmannii var. munzii
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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:   (Accessed: Aug 19, 2018).

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