Taxon  Report   8903 
Coryphantha alversonii  (Coult.) Orcutt
Foxtail cactus
Coryphantha alversonii
© 2005 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy
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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.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.3 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Coryphantha alversonii
© 2012 Keir Morse
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Coryphantha
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Coryphantha vivipara var. alversonii
TJM2: Mammillaria alversonii
TJM2 + CNPS: Escobaria vivipara var. alversonii
More information about  Coryphantha alversonii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 30, 2016).

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