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echinoideus  (m)
echinoidea  (f)
echinoideum  (n)

Dictionary of Botanical Epithets

 

Epitelantha echinoidea SB26 central spines
Coryphantha echinoidea

From the name “echinoidea” a class of (spiny) marine invertebrates, e.g. starfish, sea urchins and sea cucumbers, referring to the central spines  reminding of a hedgehog  

(The specific name implies: “like an (spiny) sea urchin”)
 

(for example Coryphantha echinoidea)

 

 

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