Claret cup cactus: Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Overview of the claret cup cactus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus. Photographed on 7 May 2005 at Aguirre Springs on the Pine Tree Trail.
Overview of the claret cup cactus, <em>Echinocereus triglochidiatus</em>.
Botanical Characteristics:
Growth habit: Subshrub
Status: Not endangered in New Mexico.

More information and pictures:

Overview of <em>Echinocereus triglochidiatus</em>.
Overview of Echinocereus triglochidiatus. Overview picture is from Dog Canyon near Oliver Lee State Park, NM. Foxx and Hoard (1984) note that the species name comes from the Greek treis (three) and glochis (arrow point).
Flowers of Echinocereus triglochidiatus. Picture is from the Falls Trail at Bandelier National Monument, NM. Note the brilliant red coloration of the flowers.
Flowers of <em>Echinocereus triglochidiatus</em>.

Where we have seen this plant:


  SubkingdomTracheobionta---Vascular plants
    SuperdivisionSpermatophyta---Seed plants
      DivisionMagnoliophyta---Flowering plants
              FamilyCactaceae---Cactus family
                GenusEchinocereus Engelm.---hedgehog cactus
                  SpeciesEchinocereus triglochidiatus Engelm.---kingcup cactus



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