Taxon  Report   8437    
Escobaria vivipara  (Nutt.) Buxb.  
(no longer an active name)
Viviparous foxtail cactus
Escobaria vivipara
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Escobaria vivipara, 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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Plant Characteristics
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Genus: Escobaria
Name Status:
Accepted by PLANTS

ICPN accepted name:
Coryphantha vivipara

NOTE: Escobaria vivipara is no longer an active name.
More information about  Escobaria vivipara
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 19, 2019).