Calflora
Taxon  Report   9876    
Echinocactus polycephalus  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow
Cottontop cactus
Echinocactus polycephalus
© 2003 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Echinocactus polycephalus
© 2010 Jarrett DeCorte
Echinocactus polycephalus, 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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Echinocactus polycephalus
© 2004 Heath McAllister
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Echinocactus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Echinocactus polycephalus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ECPO2)

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 20, 2018).

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