Taxon  Report   5357    
Mammillaria dioica  K. Brandegee
Fish hook cactus,  Strawberry cactus
Mammillaria dioica
© 2005 Charles E. Jones
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Mammillaria dioica
© 2005 Dee E. Warenycia
Mammillaria dioica, 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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Mammillaria dioica
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Genus: Mammillaria
Communities: Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Creosote Bush Scrub, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Mammillaria dioica var. incerta
More information about  Mammillaria dioica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 18, 2019).