CPC Plant Profile: White Column
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White Column (Escobaria albicolumnaria)

  • Global Rank: G2 - Imperiled
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: TX
  • Nature Serve ID: 155324
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

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Nature Serve Biotics
  • 05/02/2017

A Chihuahuan Desert endemic with a widespread but scattered range (west Texas and Chihuahua, Mexico). Threatened by collectors; entire populations have been extirpated.

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Taxon Escobaria albicolumnaria
Authority (Boed.) L├╝thy
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 14254
ITIS 511467
Common Names White Column | Orcutt pincushion cactus | Sneed's pincushion cactus | white column cory cactus
Associated Scientific Names Coryphantha albicolumnaria | Escobaria sneedii ssp. orcuttii | Coryphantha organensis | Escobaria albicolumnaria | Escobaria orcuttii | Mammillaria albicolumnaria | Coryphantha orcuttii
State Rank
State State Rank
Texas S2S3

Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Sweat bees Halictidae Not Specified Link
Lead Institution State Reintroduction Type Year of First Outplanting

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