hedgehog cactus


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hedgehog cactus

n.
Any of various cacti in the genus Echinocereus, having rounded spiny stems and often funnel-shaped purple or red flowers.
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Noun1.hedgehog cactus - cactus of the genus Echinocactus having stout sharp spineshedgehog cactus - cactus of the genus Echinocactus having stout sharp spines
echinocactus, barrel cactus - any cactus of the genus Echinocactus; strongly ribbed and very spiny; southwestern United States to Brazil
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Pursuant to section 4(c)(2)(A) of the Endangered Species Act, Region 2 is reviewing the status of several threatened and endangered species: a plant called the Holy Ghost ipomopsis (Ipomopsis sancti-spiritus), Kuenzler hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus fendleri var.
Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus lloydii) Botanists once considered this plant, found in western Texas and eastern New Mexico, a distinct species of cactus.