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Escobaria alversonii (J.M. Coult.) N.P. Taylor

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Name: Escobaria alversonii (J.M. Coult.) N.P. Taylor

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Common names

US name U.S. name: cushion foxtail cactus

Grown habit: Shrub
Duration: Perennial

= Coryphantha alversonii (J.M. Coult.) Orcutt
= Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose var. alversonii (J.M. Coult.) L.D. Benson
= Escobaria vivipara (Nutt.) Buxbaum var. alversonii (J.M. Coult.) D.R. Hunt
= Mammillaria alversonii (J.M. Coult.) J.M. Coult. ex Zeissold

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)

Distributional map for Escobaria alversonii (J.M. Coult.) N.P. Taylor
Map for Escobaria alversonii (J.M. Coult.) N.P. Taylor
(*) USDA, NRCS. 2009. The PLANTS Database (, 28 August 2009). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA


Kingdom: Plantae
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
Superdivision: Spermatophyta
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Subclass: Caryophyllidae
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae

Genus: Escobaria

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