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
© 2004 James M. Andre
Echinocereus engelmannii
© 2006 Heath McAllister
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
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
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 17, 2019).