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Ancistrocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose
Cactaceae (Britton & Rose) 4: 4. 1923 [24 Dec 1923]
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 5: 94 (1987) basionym: Echinocactus scheeri

Ancistrocactus scheeri (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Julio C. García

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor
Bradleya 5: 94 (1987)
Synonymy: 5 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.
Synonymy: 4
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Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Fishhook Cactus, Twisted Ribs Cactus, Scheer's Fish-hook Cactus, Tobusch Fishhook Cactus, Root cactus
SPANISH (Español): Biznaga-bola Ganchuda

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Sclerocactus scheeri group

  • Ancistrocactus megarhizus f. gonzalesi n.n.: is a local or morphological form not easily differentiated from the standard Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus. Distribution: Gonzales, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  • Sclerocactus scheeri (Salm-Dyck) N.P.Taylor: Solitary cactus with a cylindric to club-shaped stem. Radial spines 13-28 per areole; central spines 3-4 per areole; one of which hooked. Roots frequently horizontally oriented, strongly tuberlike and always separated from the stem by a fragile constriction.
  • Sclerocactus scheeri var. megarhizus (Rose) nov. comb. ined.: The peculiar characteristic of this species are the long, fleshy, tuber-like taproots.

3258 cactus-art Cactus Art
- GL707 Falcon Lake. Zapata Co. TX. Flowers: Yellowish/greenish brown. The natural hooked spine, was used by Indians to catch tiny fish. (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Cactus Art
25356 carolina Carolina González
Ancistrocactus scheeri (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Carolina González

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Ancistrocactus scheeri (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Cactus Art
19991 julio Julio C. García
Ancistrocactus scheeri (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Julio C. García

16858 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
- SB263 ( Collector: Steven Brack) Locality: Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
25355 carolina Carolina González
Ancistrocactus scheeri (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Carolina González

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Ancistrocactus scheeri (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Cactus Art
16857 valentino Valentino Vallicelli
SB263 ( Collector: Steven Brack) Locality: Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico (Sclerocactus scheeri) Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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