CPC Plant Profile: Sneed's Pincushion Cactus
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Sneed's Pincushion Cactus (Escobaria sneedii ssp. sneedii)

  • Global Rank: T2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Endangered
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: NM, TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 152316
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 02/10/1987

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

Known from a limited area of western Texas and southern New Mexico. Some sites threatened by collection. However, plants are now commercially propagated and readily available to the public.

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Taxon Escobaria sneedii ssp. sneedii
Authority Britton and Rose
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 1090
ITIS 913004
Common Names Sneed Pincushion Cactus | carpet foxtail cactus
Associated Scientific Names Coryphantha sneedii var. sneedii | Escobaria sneedii ssp. sneedii | Escobaria sneedii var. sneedii | Escobaria sneedii | Mammillaria sneedi
State Rank
State State Rank
New Mexico S2
Texas 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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