|In the Sandia Mountains that border Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.|
Echinocereus triglochidiatus is a species of hedgehog cactus known by several common names, including Kingcup cactus, Claretcup, and Mojave mound cactus. This cactus is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it is a resident of varied habitats from low desert to rocky slopes, scrub, and mountain woodland.
There are a number of varieties of this species. In general it is a mounding cactus, forming bulbous piles of a few to hundreds of spherical and cylindrical stems. It is densely spiny. The flower is a funnel shaped bloom up to 8 or 9 centimeters wide with bright scarlet red to orange-red tepals. There is a thick nectar chamber and many thready pink stamens. The flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds.
(One variety, arizonicus, is federally listed as an endangered species in the United States. It is limited to the intersection of U.S. states Arizona and New Mexico with Mexico.)