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Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn
Sclerocactus polyancistrus (Engelm. & Bigelow) Britt. & Rose
Redspined fishhook cactus
Synonyms: Pediocactus polyancistrus
USDA Symbol: SCPO4
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Cactus/Succulent Size Notes: Oval
or cylindrical solitary
plants 3¼-8in tall, 2½-4in in diameter. Flower:
Flowers up to 2 1/4 inches long.
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Diurnal
CA , NV USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Minimum temperature 50F
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff