CPC Plant Profile: Mohave Fishhook Cactus
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Mohave Fishhook Cactus (Sclerocactus polyancistrus)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: CA, NV
  • Nature Serve ID: 155505
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

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  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 5 accessions of Sclerocactus polyancistrus in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 5761 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

  • 08/05/2020
  • Seed Collection

Based on an August 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden has collected 5 seed accessions of Sclerocactus polyancistrus from 1 plant occurrences listed in the California Natural Diversity Database. These collections together emcompass 4 maternal plants

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Taxon Sclerocactus polyancistrus
Authority (Engelm. & Bigelow) Britt. & Rose
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 3885
ITIS 19762
Common Names
Associated Scientific Names Sclerocactus polyancistrus
State Rank
State State Rank
California S3
Nevada S2S3

Ecological Relationships

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

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