Rhinoceros cactus

Scientific name: Coryphantha echinus (Engelmann) Britton & Rose Published in: Cact. 4: 42. 1923. Origin: USA (western Texas), Mexico (Coahuila, Chihuahua) Habitat: Degraded grasslands, desert scrub, on and near limestone or igneous hills and benches, 300-1500 m Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2. Common Names include: Sea-urchin cactus, rhinoceros cactus, Prickly Beehive Cactus Etymology: The species name "echinus" comes from the Latin for 'hedgehog'. More

Coryphantha echinus or Neolloydia conoidea at 2228ft, N29deg 13.319 W103deg 3. More