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This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Mexico.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest

Echinocereus ortegae Rose appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Taylor, N.P. [231B], Mexico K000062633 Unknown type material

First published in G.Ortega, Apuntes Fl. Indig. Sinaloa: 3 (1929)

Accepted by

  • 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.
  • Hunt, D. (2016). CITES Cactaceae Checklist, ed. 3: 1-174. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Sánchez, D., Arias, S. & Terrazas, T. (2013). Análisis morfométrico de las especies de Echinocereus sección Triglochidiati (Cactaceae) en Mexico Brittonia 65: 368-385. New York Botanical Garden. [Cited as Echinocereus acifer.]

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0