Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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Global Range: Ferocactus cylindraceus var. lecontei occurs in central and southwest Arizona; in California in the Mojave Desert, Colorado Desert in Riverside Co., San Diego Co. and rare in Imperial Co.; in Nevada in Clark Co., and in Utah from Mohave Co. to Coconino Co. (Benson 1982). F. cylindraceus var. lecontei also occurs in northern Mexico (Hickman 1993).

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Ecology

Habitat

Comments: Gravelly or rocky hillsides, canyon walls, alluvial fans, and wash margins or sany flats in the desert; esp. 750-1500 m (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: Most of this variety's range is in Arizona. The var. lecontei is not recognized in the treatment for Flora of North America, vol. 4 (2003).

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