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Escobaria deserti
Scientific Name: Escobaria deserti (Engelm.) Buxb.
Synonym: Mammillaria vivipara var. deserti, Mammillaria radiosa, Coryphantha chlorantha, Escobaria chlorantha, Mammillaria vivipara var. chlorantha, Mammillaria chlorantha, Coryphantha vivipara var. deserti, Cactus radiosus var. chloranthus, Mammillaria radiosa, Cactus radiosus var. deserti, Coryphantha deserti, Coryphantha chlorantha var. deserti, Mammillaria deserti, Mammillaria arizonica var. deserti
Family: Cactaceae
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: USA (northwestern Arizona, eastern California, southwestern Utah, southern Nevada)

Growth Habits: Globular or short-cylindrical cactus, up to 8 inches tall (20 cm), 3.2 inches in diameter (8 cm); tubercles obscured by the spines; 3 to 5 whitish central spines with darker tips, up to 1 inch long (2.5 cm); 20 or more radials

Watering Needs: Needs good drainage, very rot-prone


Blooming Habits:
Diurnal yellow flowers, with greenish midribs, 1 inch long (2.5 cm), 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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