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Echinomastus mariposensis (Lloyd's fishhook cactus)
Anderson, Wynn

Echinomastus mariposensis

Echinomastus mariposensis Hester

Lloyd's Fishhook Cactus, Mariposa Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocactus mariposensis, Neolloydia mariposensis, Sclerocactus mariposensis

USDA Symbol: ECMA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Fruit Type: Berry
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink , Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
Bloom Notes: Flowers white with complete or partial midstripes of either dull pink or pale yellowish tan to pale green. (webref 3).


Native Distribution: Texas and Coahuila, Mexico.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1W2
Status: Threatened
Historic Range: U.S.A. (TX), Mexico (Coahuila)
Critical Habitat: N/A
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.


Bibref 293 - Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas (1979) Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston

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


Record Modified: 2019-06-19
Research By: WMWW

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