Sclerocactus cloverae

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Sclerocactus cloverae
Sclerocactus cloverae


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Cactoideae
Tribus: Cacteae
Genus: Sclerocactus
Sectio: S. sect. Parviflori
Species: Sclerocactus cloverae


Sclerocactus cloverae K.D.Heil & J.M.Porter, 1994


The name refers to Elzada Urseba Clover who conducted field studies in the Colorado River area in 1941


  • Pediocactus cloverae (K.D.Heil & J.M.Porter) Halda
  • Pediocactus cloverae subsp. brackii (K.D.Heil & J.M.Porter) Halda
  • Sclerocactus cloverae subsp. brackii K.D.Heil & J.M.Porter
  • Sclerocactus whipplei subvar. aztecia Hochstätter
  • Sclerocactus whipplei subsp. cloverae (K.D.Heil & J.M.Porter) Hochstätter
  • Sclerocactus whipplei subsp. heilii (Castetter, P.Pierce & K.H.Schwer.) D.R.Hunt
  • Sclerocactus whipplei var. heilii Castetter, P.Pierce & K.H.Schwer.
  • Sclerocactus whipplei var. reevesii Castetter, P.Pierce & K.H.Schwer.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Soythgern Central USA
      • Colorado, New Mexico

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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English: Brack's cactus, Clover's fishhook cactus
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