Taxon  Report   9876 
Echinocactus polycephalus  Engelm. & Bigelow
Cottontop cactus
Echinocactus polycephalus
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Echinocactus polycephalus
© 2004 Heath McAllister
Echinocactus polycephalus, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Echinocactus polycephalus
© 2010 Jarrett DeCorte
Genus: Echinocactus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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