Taxon  Report   5359    
Mammillaria tetrancistra  Engelm.
Common fish hook cactus,  Common fishhook cactus, Fishhook cactus
Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2010 James M. Andre
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Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2008 Steve Matson
Mammillaria tetrancistra
© 2005 Trent M. Draper
Mammillaria tetrancistra, 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 tetrancistra
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Genus: Mammillaria
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Phellosperma tetrancistra
More information about  Mammillaria tetrancistra
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 18, 2019).