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Echinocactus platyacanthus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Echinocactus
Species: E. × contractus – E. horizonthalonius – E. platyacanthus

Source(s) of checklist: 
  • Korotkova, N. et al. 2021. Echinocactus in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Nov. 13. Reference page



  • Brittonrosea Speg.
  • Echinofossulocactus Lawr.
  • Emorycactus Doweld
  • Meyerocactus Doweld

Note: Vargas-Luna et al. (2018) have suggested that to render this genus monophyletic then Homalocephala be resurrected, but this has little support as yet, however see CACO (2021).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • Arizona, California, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

беларуская: Эхінакактус
suomi: Siilikaktukset
polski: Echinokaktus
svenska: Igelkottskaktussläktet
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