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Pariette Cactus (Sclerocactus brevispinus)

Photo Credit: Red Butte Garden
  • Global Rank: G1 - Critically Imperiled
  • Legal Status: Federally Threatened
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: UT
  • Nature Serve ID: 161086
  • Lifeform: Shrub
  • Categories of Interest: Cacti/Succulents
  • Date Inducted in National Collection:

Where is Pariette Cactus (Sclerocactus brevispinus) located in the wild?

States & Provinces:

Pariette Cactus can be found in Utah

Which CPC Partners conserve Pariette Cactus (Sclerocactus brevispinus)?

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Conservation Actions

Tina Stanley
  • 01/16/2024
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Red Butte Garden has sent at least 90 wild-collected seeds of Sclerocactus brevispinus to the USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Genetic Resources Preservation for long term storage.

Tina Stanley
  • 01/16/2024
  • Seed Collection Living Collection Orthodox Seed Banking

Between 2008 and 2014, Red Butte Garden staff made 6 wild seed collections representing 250 seeds from 34 individuals of Sclerocactus brevispinus. 140 of these seeds are held in long term storage at Red Butte Garden. In addition to these seed collections, 9 individuals are held as living specimens at Red Butte Garden.

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Taxon Sclerocactus brevispinus
Authority K. D. Heil & J. M. Porter
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 44462
ITIS 565503
Duration Perennial
Common Names Parriette fishhook cactus | shortspine fishhook cactus | Parriette cactus
Associated Scientific Names Sclerocactus brevispinus | Sclerocactus wetlandicus var. ilseae | Sclerocactus whipplei var. ilseae
State Rank
State State Rank
Utah S1
Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Sweat bees Agapostemon texanus Suspected Pollinator Floral Link
Sweat bees Halictus confusus Confirmed Pollinator Link
Sweat bees Lasioglossum Suspected Pollinator Floral Link

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