Pediocactus paradinei B.W. Benson
  • Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles)
  • Houserock cactus, park hedgehog cactus

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Pediocactus paradinei B.W. Benson. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 03 Apr 2020'

General Information

Plants unbranched. Stems subglo-bose to globose, 3-7.5 × 2.5-5.5(-8) cm; areoles circular to oval, villous. Spines smooth, thin and flexible, sometimes distinguishable as radial and central; radial spines 13-22 per areole, straight or curving irregularly, white, 20-25 × 0.2-0.3 mm; central spines 3-6 per areole, dense in mature plants, white to pale gray, straight, flexible, hairlike, 8-35 × 0.3 mm. Flowers 1.5-2.2 × 1.9-2.5 cm; scales and outer tepals minutely toothed or denticulate or entire and undulate; outer tepals brown midstripes with pale or white margins, oblanceolate, 8-20 × 3-6 mm; inner tepals light yellow to pink, oblanceolate, 15-20 × 4-6 mm. Fruits greenish yellow maturing to reddish brown, cylindric, 7-10 × 5-8 mm. Seeds black, 2.5 × 2 mm, papillate but not rugose.

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    Other Local Names

    Houserock cactus, park hedgehog cactus

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora of North America @
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
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    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
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