Echinocereus coccineus

Echinocereus coccineus
Echinocereus coccineus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
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.



  • 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

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


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