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Escobaria sneedii


Common Name(s): Lee's Pincushion, Sneed's Cory-Cactus, Sneed's Escobaria, Sneed's Pincushion
Synonym(s): Coryphantha sneedii, Escobaria leei
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: New Mexico, Texas - United States (North America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
Species Notes: This species is listed in Appendix I of CITES.
Original Description: The Cactaceae 4 p.56 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Densely cespitose, sometimes with as many as 50 joints, creeping or spreading; joints cylidric up to 6 cm long, 1 to 2 cm in diameter; tubercles numerous, hidden under the many spines, terete, 2 to 3 mm long, in age naked; groove narrow, hairy throughtout its length; axils of tubercles not setose; spines 20 in a cluster or more, nearly white, or the larger ones brown at tip, longest one 6 mm long, all usually appressed, but the longer ones near top, connivent; flowers small, 10 mm long or less when dry, the outer segments long-ciliate; fruit (immature) a little longer than thick, 5 to 7 cm long, green (?), at first juicy, naked; seeds globose, brown, nearly 1 mm in diameter, pitted.
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Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii
Picture taken at: Anthony Gap, New Mexico

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii
Picture taken at: DCR's Private Collection

Photographer: DCR

Escobaria sneedii subsp. leei


Common Name(s): Lee's Pincushion, Sneed's Cory-Cactus, Sneed's Escobaria, Sneed's Pincushion
Synonym(s): Coryphantha sneedii, Escobaria leei
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Subfamily: Cactoideae
Tribe: Cacteae
Distribution: New Mexico - United States (North America)
Habit: Cylindrical
Flower: WhiteEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: CSSA Show at Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: CSSA Show at Huntington Library and Gardens, San Marino, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: Charles Barnum Private Collection, Sparks Nevada

Photographer: Charles Barnum
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: Peter Breslin's Private Collection

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: Craig and Denise Fry's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Fry
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: 2005 Intercity Show, Los Angeles Arboretum

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: Carlsbad, New Mexico

Photographer: Craig Howe
Escobaria sneedii
E. sneedii subsp. leei
Picture taken at: Juergen Menzel's Private Collection

Photographer: Juergen Menzel
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