Sclerocactus wrightiae L D Benson 1966

wright's fishhook cactus

Pediocactus wrightiae (L. D. Benson) Arp 1972, Ferocactus wrightiae (L. D. Benson) l\l. P. Taylor 1979

Plants solitary, pale green, depressed globose, 1-8 cm (0.43.1 in) high, 4-8 cm (1.6-3.1 in) in diameter. Taproots much branched. Ribs 13-16, forming distinct tubercles. Central spines 4, whitish, 5-44 mm (0.2-1.7 in) long, lower one hooked, upper one flat or angled. Radial spines 5-14, whitish, 6-17 mm (0.2-0.7 in) long. Flowers funnelform, scented, white to cream or pink, 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6 in) long and in diameter. Distribution: southern central Utah. Sclerocactus wrightiae is listed as endangered in the U.S. Endangered Species Act and is included in Appendix I of cites.

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