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Echinocereus coccineus

Echinocereus coccineus (*)

Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Echinocereeae
Genus: Echinocereus
Sectio: E. sect. Triglochidiata
Species: Echinocereus coccineus
Subspecies: E. c. subsp. coccineus – E. c. subsp. paucispinus – E. c. subsp. rosei

Echinocereus coccineus Engelm.; 1848.


E. × roetteri


Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. coccineus (Engelm.) W.T.Marshall & T.M.Bock, Cactaceae: 117. 1941 syn. sec. ???
Echinocereus triglochidiatus subsp. coccineus (Engelm.) U.Guzmán in Cactaceae Syst. Init. 16: 17. 2003 syn. sec. ???
Cereus coccineus var. cylindricus Engelm. in Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts n.s., 4: 51. 1849 syn. sec. Blum & al. 2017
Cereus aggregatus J.M.Coult. in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3: 395. 1896 syn. sec. Parfitt & Gibson 2003
Echinocereus conoideus var. cristata Houghton in J. Cact. Succ. Soc. Amer. 2: 490. 1931 syn. sec. POWO. Plants of the World Online. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Echinocereus coccineus subsp. aggregatus (Engelm.) W.Blum, Mich.Lange & Rutow, Echinocereus Prepr.: 4. 1998 syn. sec. Sánchez 2021
Echinocereus coccineus subsp. transpecosensis W.Blum, Oldach & J.Oldach in Cact. Explor. 14: 59. 2015 syn. sec. Sánchez 2021

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Western Central USA
Colorado, New Mexico, Texas
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Northeast

Echinocereus coccineus

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

Engelmann, G. (1848) Mem. Tour N. Mexico 93.

Additional references

Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A. , Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Müller, A., Metzing, D., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B. & Berendsohn, W.G. 2021. Cactaceae at Caryophyllales. org–a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. Willdenowia 51(2): 251–270. DOI: 10.3372/wi.51.51208 Open access Reference page.


Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Echinocereus coccineus in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Dec 09. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Echinocereus coccineus in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Dec 09. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Echinocereus coccineus. Published online. Accessed: Dec 09 2021. 2021. Echinocereus coccineus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 09 Dec 2021.
Hassler, M. 2021. Echinocereus coccineus. 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. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Dec 09. Reference page.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Echinocereus coccineus in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.
eFloras 2008. Echinocereus coccineus in Flora of North America . Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

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