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Echeveria setosa

Echeveria setosa (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Crassulaceae
Subfamilia: Sempervivoideae
Tribus: Sedeae
Genus: Echeveria
Series: E. ser. Ciliatae
Species: Echeveria setosa
Varietates: E. s. var. ciliata – E. s. var. deminuta – E. s. var. minor – E. s. var. oteroi

Echeveria setosa Rose & J.A.Purpus, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 45, pl. 10. 1910.

Echeveria × setorum Keppel, nom. inval. (Natl. Cact. & Succ. Journ. 25: 41. 1970) represent the hybrid between E. setosa and E. purpusorum.
Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Puebla, Oaxaca)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Rose, J.N. & Purpus, J.A. (1910) Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 45, pl. 10.

Additional references

Low, J.E. (2008) Echeveria listings C. (English version) International Crassulaceae Network. Published on internet [1].


Hassler, M. 2019. Echeveria setosa. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Dec 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Echeveria setosa. Published online. Accessed: Dec 04 2019.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Echeveria setosa in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 Dec 04. Reference page. 2019. Echeveria setosa. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 04 Dec 2019.

Vernacular names
English: Mexican fire cracker
русский: Ечеверія щетиниста

Echeveria setosa, the Mexican fire cracker, is a species of flowering plant in the family Crassulaceae, native to semi-desert areas of Mexico and common throughout Puebla.[1]


Echeveria setosa is an evergreen succulent growing to 4 cm (2 in) high by 30 cm (12 in) wide, with spherical rosettes of fleshy spoon-shaped leaves covered in white hairs. These white hairs, known as glochids, can cause irritation to the skin if touched. In spring it bears 30 cm (12 in) long stalks of red flowers with yellow tips.[2][3]

Echeveria setosa var. ciliata (Moran) Moran 1993
Echeveria setosa var. deminuta J. Meyrán 1989
Echeveria setosa var. minor Moran 1993
Echeveria setosa var. oteroi Moran 1993
Echeveria setosa var. setosa[4]


Echeveria setosa is cultivated as an ornamental plant. It is grown outside in subtropical climates, such as Southern California. As it requires a minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F), it must be grown under glass with heat in colder temperate regions. It can be placed outside during the summer months.

Echeveria is named for Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, a botanical illustrator who contributed to Flora Mexicana.[5]

Setosa means 'covered with stiff, bristly hairs'.[5]

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"Echeveria setosa". Archived from the original on 2019-04-30. Retrieved 2009-02-13.
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"Echeveria setosa". tropicos. Missouri Botanical Gardens.
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