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Ancistrocactus brevihamatus

Ancistrocactus brevihamatus (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

Short-spined Fishhook Cactus, Shorthook Fishhook Cactus, Snipe Cactus, Tobusch Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus family)


USDA Symbol: ANBR17

USDA Native Status:


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall by 6 inches across.
Fruit: Berrylike, green.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar




Bibref 1206 - Cacti of Texas: a field guide (2008) Powell, A. M.; J. F. Weedin and S. A. Powell

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Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ancistrocactus brevihamatus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ancistrocactus brevihamatus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ancistrocactus brevihamatus


Record Modified: 2019-08-21
Research By: CBR

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