Pediocactus bradyi L D Benson 1962

BRADY PINCUSHION CACTUS, MARBLE CANYON CACTUS Toumeya bradyi (L. D. Benson) W. H. Earle 1963, Pediocactus simpsonii subsp. bradyi (L. D. Benson) Halda 1998, Puebloa bradyi (L. D. Benson) Doweld 1999

Plants usually solitary, subglobose to obovoid, often level with the ground, 3.2-6.2 cm (1.3-2.5 in) high, 2.6-4 cm (12.6 in) in diameter. Central spines absent. Radial spines 9-18, white to yellowish tan, usually spreading, 2-6 mm (to 0.2 in) long. Flowers straw yellow to bronze to peach to pink, 15-25 mm (0.6-1 in) long, 15-30 mm (0.6-1.2 in) in diameter. Fruits 10 mm (0.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: near Marble Canyon of the Colorado River, northern Arizona. Pediocactus bradyi is listed as endangered in the U.S. Endangered Species Act and is included in Appendix I of cites. Hochstatter (1995) and Hunt (1999a) recognized three subspecies, bradyi, despainii, and winkleri, but I believe that the latter should continue to be recognized as separate species.

Pediocactus despainii S. L. Welsh & S. Goodrich 1980

DESPAIN'S CACTUS, SAN RAFAEL CACTUS, SAN RAFAEL SWELL CACTUS Pediocactus bradylvar. despainii (S. L. Welsh & S. Goodrich) Hochstatter 1994, P. bradyi subsp. despainii (S. L. Welsh & S. Goodrich) Hochstatter 1995, P. simpsonii subsp. despainii (S. L. Welsh & S. Goodrich) Halda 1998, Puebloa bradyi var. despainii (S. L. Welsh & S. Goodrich) Doweld 1999

Plants mostly solitary, subglobose to obovoid, level with the group or to 5 cm (2 in) above, 3.8-6 cm (1.5-2.4 in) high, 3-9.5 cm (1.2-3.7 in) in diameter. Spines only partly obscuring the stem. Central spines absent. Radial spines 9—15, white, spreading, 2-6 mm (to 0.2 in) long. Flowers yellow-bronze to peach pink-bronze to pink, 15-25 mm (0.6-1 in) long, 18-25 mm (0.7-1 in) in diameter. Fruits 10-12 mm (0.4-0.5 in) in diameter. Distribution: Emery County, Utah. Pediocactus despainii is listed as endangered in the U.S. Endangered Species Act and is included (as P. bradyi subsp. despainii) in Appendix I of cites.

Pediocactus hermannii w. T. Marshall 1954 Pediocactus simpsonii var. hermannii (W. T. Marshall) W. T. Marshall 1957

Plants solitary, globose, glaucous green, 3-5 cm (1.2-2 in) high, to 7 cm (2.8 in) in diameter, not densely covered by spines. Central spines 3-5, needle-like, sometimes forming a cross, dark brownish red, to 10 mm (0.4 in) long. Radial spines 14-16, spreading, nearly hairlike, white. Flowers white to pale pink, 20-25 mm (0.8-1 in) long, to 20 mm (0.8 in) in diameter. Fruits green, becoming pinkish, to 10 mm (0.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: Garfield County, Utah. Pediocactus hermannii is poorly known and may simply be a population of P. simpsonii.

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