large Coryphantha with small tubercles and dense, delicate-looking
Plants form multi-headed mounds. Found on grassy, rocky slopes.
This cactus of Sonora, Mexico enters the U.S. only in southern Santa Cruz County, Arizona,
in the Tumacacori, Pajarito, and Atascosa Mountains.
Threatened & Endangered Species status:
Listing denied due to lack of information.
U.S. Forest Service status: Sensitive Species
Arizona Department of Agriculture status: HIGHLY SAFEGUARDED
THREATS: Grazing, powerline construction, offroad vehicle use, collection.
Arizona Rare Cactus Photos
|Single plant nearly one foot tall.||Each head is 4-5 inches across.|
|Distinctive recurved center spine.|
Blue Oaks (Quercus oblongifolia)
and rhyolite tors, Atascosa Mountains, Arizona.
cecrops - a cactus lookalike!
This moth caterpillar feeds on oaks.