Echinocereus rigidissimus, Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinocereus rigidissimus
Common Name: Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus
Also Called: Arizona Rainbow Cactus, (Spanish: Cabeza de Viejo)
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Cereus pectinatus var. rigidissimus, Echinocereus pectinatus var. rigidissimus)
Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines emerging from areoles; lacking glochids.
Flower Color: Pink;
Recorded Range: In the United States Echinocereus rigidissimus is found in Arizona and New Mexico. In Arizona it is found in the central south and southeast parts of the state and in New Mexico it is found in the extreme southwest part of the state.
U.S. Weed Information:
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Threatened/Endangered Information: Protected native plant in Arizona.