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Taxon: Echinocereus stramineus (Engelm.) Haage

Genus: Echinocereus
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Echinocereeae
Nomen number: 438349
Place of publication: Verz. Cact. 8. 1867 (Sencke ex J. N. Haage, Preisverzeichniss Cact. Succ. 23. 1860, nom. inval.)
Link to protologue:
Comment: not validly published in1860, as no reference, even indirect, to a basionym was provided (Shenzhen ICN Art. 41) (K. Gandhi, pers. comm. via e-mail on 19 Jun 2016)
Name Verified on: 04-Aug-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • porcupine hedgehog cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • spiny strawberry hedgehog  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • strawberry cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • straw-color hedgehog  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • agosteña  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • pitaya  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • sanjuanera  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental:
  • Human food: fruit

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico (s.e.), Texas (s.w.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  2. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  3. De-Nova, J. A. et al. 2015. A new subspecies of Echinocereus occidentalis in Coahuila. Xerophilia: the passion for cacti andd other succulents. S7.1:15.
  4. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  5. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  6. Hunt, D. et al., eds. 2006. The new cactus lexicon
  7. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  8. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  9. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora.

Check other web resources for Echinocereus stramineus (Engelm.) Haage :

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=438349. Accessed 21 August 2019.