Echinocereus Engelm.

First published in F.A.Wislizenus, Mem. Tour N. Mexico: 91 (1848)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is W. & Central U.S.A. to Mexico.


Native to:

Arizona, California, Colorado, Kansas, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming

Introduced into:

Canary Is.


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Benadom, D. (2014). Echinocereus : decades of field experience, photography, and dedication to a phenomenal genus of cacti: 1-499. Superb Succulents, Simi Valley, California.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 16, 1984 K:SPC-73435.000 No
K:SPC-73413.000 No
K:SPC-73479.000 No
Taylor, N.P. [240D/E/F] Mexico K:SPC-51623.000 No
Rose [0] United States K000101125 No
K:SPC-73418.000 No
Palmer [148] Mexico K000062638 No
Bertram [0] United States K000101123 No
Taylor; Knees [495] Mexico K000062642 No
Hernandez et al [1880] Mexico K000062636 No
Wright [0] United States K000101086 No
[0] K000101160 No
Parker, D. [290] Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha K:SPC-77024.000 No
K:SPC-51770.000 No
K:SPC-73439.000 No
Stevens [586 1/2] United States K000101120 No
Mexico K:SPC-64698.000 No
Kunzler, H. [303] Mexico K:SPC-51651.000 No
Mottram, R. [180.1] Mexico K:SPC-54116.000 No
Palmer [102] Mexico K000062613 No
Palmer [371] Mexico K000062612 No
Pringle [0] United States K000101122 No
Fendler [249] United States K000101087 No
Beisel, K.W. [s.n.] Mexico K:SPC-51653.000 No
Palmer [368] Mexico K000062610 No
Anderson [4981] Mexico K000062597 No
Brown, E., N. [0] K000101143 No
Taylor, N.P. [240B] Mexico K:SPC-51619.000 Isotype No
Brown, E., N. [0] K000101145 No
[0] K000101157 No
K:SPC-73424.000 No
Wright [0] United States K000101094 No
Metcalfe [74] United States K000101089 No
[0] K000101161 No
K:SPC-54716.000 No
Hernandez et al [1931] Mexico K000062634 No
Palmer [370] Mexico K000101130 No
Diguet, L., M. [s.n.] Mexico K000101134 Type No
K:SPC-73531.000 No
Orcutt [32399] K000101159 No
[0] K000101153 No
K:SPC-73534.000 No
Taylor [241] Mexico K000062616 No
Mearns [87] United States K000101088 No
Hernandez et al [1863] Mexico K000062635 No
K:SPC-73478.000 No
Wright [0] United States K000101095 No
Lau [088] K:SPC-73532.000 No
Rose et al [0] United States K000101156 No
Brown, E., N. [0] K000101154 No
Taylor [240] Mexico K000101131 No
[0] K000101158 No
Taylor, N.P. [240] Mexico K000062617 Paratype Yes
Taylor, N.P. [240] Mexico K000101132 Type Yes
Taylor [49] Mexico K000251455 No
K:SPC-65020.000 No
Rose [0] United States K000101124 No
Kelton [0] Mexico K000101138 No
K:SPC-64802.000 No
Palmer [148] Mexico K000062637 No
Loder [0] United States K000101085 No
Palmer [102] Mexico K000062614 No
Brown, E., N. [0] K000101155 No
Taylor, N.P.; Gonzalez, R. [231A] Mexico K:SPC-51765.000 No
Taylor, N.P. [243] Mexico K:SPC-52495.000 No
Mexico K:SPC-53929.000 No
K:SPC-73473.000 No


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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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