Taxon  Report   7412    
Sclerocactus polyancistrus  (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) Britton & Rose
Mojave fish hook cactus,  Redspined fishhook cactus
Sclerocactus polyancistrus
© 2003 Larry Blakely
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Sclerocactus polyancistrus, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, Nevada.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Sclerocactus polyancistrus
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Sclerocactus
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Echinocactus polyancistrus
More information about  Sclerocactus polyancistrus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).