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Escobaria vivipara
Escobaria vivipara
Spinystar, Beehive Cactus
Photographer: Gerald and Buff Corsi
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 6666 6666 0814 0080 (2014-08-12)

Copyright © 2014 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Apr 21, 2013
  • location   Great Basin National Park (Nevada, US)
  • notes   Beehive Cactus, Escobaria vivipara or Coryphantha vivipara, is a species of cactus known by several common names, including spinystar, and viviparous foxtail cactus. It is native to North America, where certain varieties can be found from Mexico to Canada. Most are limited to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. This is a small cactus growing to a maximum height of about 15 centimeters, often remaining smaller and oblong or spherical. It is densely covered in a mat of star-shaped arrays of straight white spines one to two and a half centimeters long. It flowers in yellow, pink, or purple blooms two to five centimeters across.
  • CalAcademy slide #   Beehive Cactus 130421 _D332420
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial
  • original filename: Beehive Cactus 130421 _D332420.jpg

  • common names   Spinystar, Beehive Cactus (photographer)
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