CPC Plant Profile: Lee's Pincushion Cactus
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Lee's Pincushion Cactus (Escobaria sneedii var. leei)

  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Threatened
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: NM
  • Nature Serve ID: 150297
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Less than 15 sites known from the Guadalupe Mountains (Eddy County) of New Mexico. Illegal collecting is a threat, despite this taxon being available from nurseries that propagate the cactus.

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Taxon Escobaria sneedii var. leei
Authority (Rose ex Boed.) D.R. Hunt
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 1089
ITIS 528090
Common Names Lee Pincushion Cactus | Sneed's pincushion cactus | carpet foxtail cactus
Associated Scientific Names Coryphantha sneedii var. leei | Escobaria sneedii ssp. sneedii | Escobaria sneedii var leei | Escobaria sneedii ssp. leei | Mammillaria sneedi | Mammillaria leei | Escobaria sneedii var. sneedii
State Rank
State State Rank
New Mexico S2

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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