Calflora
Taxon  Report   5359    
Mammillaria tetrancistra  Engelm.
Common fish hook cactus,  Common fishhook cactus, Fishhook cactus
Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2005 Trent M. Draper
Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2010 James M. Andre
Mammillaria tetrancistra, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2008 Steve Matson
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Mammillaria
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phellosperma tetrancistra
More information about  Mammillaria tetrancistra
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (MATE4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 21, 2018).

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