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Sclerocactus polyancistrus (Redspined fishhook cactus)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Sclerocactus polyancistrus

Sclerocactus polyancistrus (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) Britton & Rose

Redspined Fishhook Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocactus polyancistrus

USDA Symbol: SCPO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Oval or cylindrical solitary plants 3-8in tall, 2-4in in diameter.
Flower: Flowers up to 2 1/4 inches long.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Pink , Green , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Diurnal



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Minimum temperature 50F


Bibref 1140 - Cacti (1991) Clive Innes and Charles Glass

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Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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