Plants of USA and Canada

Scientific or common name:

Escobaria duncanii (Hester) Backeb.

CACTACEAE Family selection - Cactus family (Angiosperms - Flowering plants)

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Name: Escobaria duncanii (Hester) Backeb. Taxon selection
Nomencl. ref.: Cactaceae (Backeberg) 5: 2966. 1961
Rank: species

Common names

US name U.S. name: Duncan's foxtail cactus

Grown habit: Shrub
Duration: Perennial

= Coryphantha duncanii (Hester) L.D. Benson
= Escobaria dasyacantha (Engelm.) Britton & Rose var. duncanii (Hester) N.P. Taylor
= Mammillaria duncanii (Hester) D.D. Weniger, nom. nud.

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Distribution in USA and Canada (*)

Distributional map for Escobaria duncanii (Hester) Backeb.
Map for Escobaria duncanii (Hester) Backeb.
(*) 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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More species:
1) Escobaria emskoetteriana (Quehl) Borg [94]
2) Escobaria guadalupensis Brack & K.D. Heil [107]
3) Escobaria hesteri (Y. Wright) Buxbaum [122]
4) Escobaria minima (Baird) D.R. Hunt [130]
5) Escobaria missouriensis (Sweet) D.R. Hunt [154]
6) Escobaria missouriensis (Sweet) D.R. Hunt var. missouriensis [14]
7) Escobaria missouriensis (Sweet) D.R. Hunt var. robustior (Engelm.) D.R. Hunt [14]
8) Escobaria missouriensis (Sweet) D.R. Hunt var. similis (Engelm.) N.P. Taylor [16]
9) Escobaria orcuttii Boed. [120]
10) Escobaria orcuttii Boed. var. koenigii Castetter, Pierce & Schwerin [127]

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