Sclerocactus polyancistrus

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Sclerocactus polyancistrus
Sclerocactus polyancistrus


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. Sclerocactus
Species: Sclerocactus polyancistrus


Sclerocactus polyancistrus (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 3: 213, pl. 23 (1922).


  • Basionym
    • Echinocactus polyancistrus Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 272 (1856).
  • Homotypic
    • Ferocactus polyancistrus (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) N.P.Taylor, Cact. Succ. J. Gr. Brit. 41(4): 90 (1979).
    • Pediocactus polyancistrus (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) Arp, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 44(5): 222 (1972).


Native distribution areas:
Sclerocactus polyancistrus
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • California, Nevada

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


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English: Mojave eagle-claw cactus, hermit cactus, pineapple cactus, red-spined fishhook cactus

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