Escobara minima Baird d r Hunt 1978

nellie's cory-cactus Coryphantha minima Baird 1931

Coryphantha nellieae Croizat 1934, Escobaría neilieae (Croizat) Backeberg 1961

Escobaría hesteri

Escobaría laredoi

Escobaría hesteri

Escobaría laredoi

Plants solitary, occasionally branching. Stems ovoid, 1.2-2.5 cm (0.5-1 in) high, 1-2 cm (0.4-0.8 in) in diameter. Tubercles to 3 mm long. Spines 20-25, very dense, obscuring the stem, not distinguishable between centrals and radials, strongly flattened against the stem surface, flattened, gray, yellow, or pinkish, 3-8 mm (to 0.3 in) long. Flowers bright pinkish to reddish purple, 2 cm (0.8 in) long and in diameter. Fruits green, 5 mm long. Distribution: desert grassland in Brewster County, Texas.

Escobaría minima (as Coryphantha minima) is listed as endangered in the U.S. Endangered Species Act and is included in Appendix I of cites.

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