Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Occurs from southern Idaho south to eastern California, Nevada, Utah, southwestern Wyoming, western Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico (Benson 1982).

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Sandy, gravelly, or rocky soils of plains or mountainsides in woodlands at 1,700-2,400.

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Population Biology

Number of Occurrences

Note: For many non-migratory species, occurrences are roughly equivalent to populations.

Estimated Number of Occurrences: 81 to >300

Comments: One hundred seven EO's (Benson 1982).

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: T4 - Apparently Secure

Reasons: Common throughout the western United States.

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Threats

Comments: Most cacti subject to horticultural collecting.

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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Not recognized by Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2004).

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