Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae L. Benson (redirected from: Pediocactus peeblesianus subsp. fickeiseniae)
Family: Cactaceae
Navajo pincushion cactus
[Pediocactus peeblesianus subsp. fickeiseniae (Backeberg ex Hochstätter) Lüthy, Kakteen And. Sukk.]
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Daniela Roth  
Plants branched or un-branched, brances 1-4. Stems 2.5-6.5 × 2-5.5 cm. Spines usually radial and central (rarely all radial); radial spines 6-7 per areole, 3-7 × 0.3-0.5 mm; central spine usually 1 per areole, straight to strongly curved, 5-18 × 1 mm. Flowering spring. Gravelly soils of alkaline desert scrub and desert grasslands; 1200-1600 m; Ariz. Although endemic to northern Arizona, Pediocactus peeblesianus subsp. fickeiseniae is much more widespread than subsp. peeblesianus. 'Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae L. D. Benson' was not validly published.

STEMS: 2.5-6 cm long, 2-5 cm in diameter. SPINES: central spines 1, 0.5-1.8 cm long, mostly 1 mm wide at the base; peripheral (intermediate) spines 0; radial spines 4-7, 3-7 mm long, less than 0.5 mm in width. NOTES: See also parent taxon. Desertscrub and desert grasslands: endemic to Coconino, Mohave cos.; 1200 to 1500 m (4000-5000 ft); Apr-May. REFERENCES: Heil, Kenneth D., and Mark J. Porter. 2001. Cactaceae. J. Ariz. - Nev. Acad. Sci. Volume 33(1)
Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae image
Greg Goodwin  
Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae image
Greg Goodwin  
Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae image
Daniela Roth  
Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae image
Greg Goodwin  
Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae image
Daniela Roth  
Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae image
Greg Goodwin  
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