Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

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

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Echinocereus fasciculatus, Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus

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

Scientific Name: Echinocereus fasciculatus
Common Name: Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus
Also Called:
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Echinocereus abbeae, Echinocereus fendleri var. fasciculatus, Echinocereus fendleri var. robustus, Echinocereus rectispinus var. robustus, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. robustus, Mammillaria fasciculata)
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
Size:
Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines emerging from areoles; lacking glochids.
Flower Color: Rose-pink to magenta;
Flowering Season:
Elevation:
Habitat Preferences:
Recorded Range: In the United States Echinocereus fasiciculatus is native to AZ and NM. In Arizona it is found throughout the central parts of the state.

U.S. Weed Information:
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Wetland Indicator:
Threatened/Endangered Information: Protected native plant in Arizona.

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, rev. 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.