Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Echinocereus bonkerae, Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus bonkerae, Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Echinocereus bonkerae, Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Echinocereus bonkerae, Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Echinocereus bonkerae, Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora

Scientific Name: Echinocereus bonkerae
Common Name: Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus
Also Called: Hedgehog, Hedgehog Cactus
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Echinocereus fasciculatus var. bonkerae, Echinocereus fendleri var. bonkerae)
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
Size:
Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines emerging from areoles; lacking glochids.
Flower Color: Deep magenta to dark purple;
Flowering Season:
Elevation:
Habitat Preferences:
Recorded Range: In the United States Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus is found only in Arizona where it grows in the central and southern parts of the state.

U.S. Weed Information: In Arizona,
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Wetland Indicator:
Threatened/Endangered Information: Echinocereus bonkerae is listed by the Arizona Department of Agriculture. 2011.

Genus Information: 27 species in Echinocereus in the United States and Canada. 13 species in Arizona.

Comments: Complete profile to follow.

References: Posted 06/05/2015, 07/21/2015
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names and recorded geographic locations, http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/.
USDA – Threatened and Endangered Information:
Arizona Department of Agriculture. 2011. Protected native plants by categories. Arizona Department of Agriculture.