Calflora
Taxon  Report   8903    
Coryphantha alversonii  (J. M. Coult.) Orcutt
Foxtail cactus
Coryphantha alversonii
© 2012 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Coryphantha alversonii
© 2012 Keir Morse
Coryphantha alversonii
© 2012 Keir Morse
Coryphantha alversonii, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California, Arizona.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Coryphantha alversonii
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Escobaria alversonii

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Coryphantha vivipara var. alversonii
ICPN: Mammillaria alversonii
ICPN + CNPS: Escobaria vivipara var. alversonii
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More information about  Coryphantha alversonii
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

USDA PLANTS Profile (ESAL2)

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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 20, 2018).

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