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KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusEchinocereusRibbed, small to medium-sized cacti

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Online References:

Echinocereus on www.cssainc.org

Echinocereus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Strawberry Hedgehog (Echinocereus brandegeei) · 5/24/2009 · Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
≈ 22 × 16" (56 × 41 cm)


Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) · 2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)


Lady Finger Cactus (Echinocereus pentalophus) · 4/11/1979 · Huntington Library Cactus Gardens, San Marino, CA