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Spinystar Cactus - Coryphantha vivipara
Other Names:  Escobaria vivipara, Mammillaria vivipara


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Plants simple or clumped, similar to C. missouriensis. Stems 3–7 cm high, <1/2 buried in soil. Spines white, weathering to brown, 11 to 55 per areole, 7–22 mm long; central spines 3 to 6, reddish. Flowers 2–3 cm long; tepals 21 to 56, magenta. Fruit green to brown, 12–28 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AB to MB south to CA, NM and TX (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 11

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