Nellie Cory Cactus
Synonym: Mammillaria nellieae, Coryphantha nellieae, Coryphantha minima, Escobaria nellieae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
This species is protected in Texas.
"Escobaria minima grows in desert grassland and is restricted to the Caballos Novaculite Formation. The Nellie Cory cactus is usually found growing among the chips of weathered and physically fractured novaculite, often in association with a spikemoss (Selaginella sp.). The cactus’ edaphic requirements are poorly understood. There is a need to determine these requirements to understand factors restricting its distribution, since it is only found on two novaculite ridges. The Nellie Cory cactus grows at an elevation of 1,200-1,350 m. The average annual precipitation is approximately 41.0 cm" U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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