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Coryphantha robustispina (Schott ex Engelm.) Britton & Rose ssp. robustispina
Long-tubercle beehive cactus

General Information
Symbol: COROR
Group: Dicot
Family: Cactaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
Distribution Map
green distribution legend Present blank legend Absent/Unreported

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Symbol Scientific Name Other Common Names
COSCR Coryphantha scheeri (Muehlenpf.) L.D. Benson var. robustispina (Schott ex Engelm.) L.D. Benson Longtubercle beehive cactus
MARO5 Mammillaria robustispina Schott ex Engelm.
CARO23 Cactus robustispinus (Schott ex Engelm.) Kuntze


Click on a scientific name below to expand it in the PLANTS Classification Report.
Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae – Cactus family
Genus Coryphantha (Engelm.) Lem. – beehive cactus
Species Coryphantha robustispina (Schott ex Engelm.) Britton & Rose – long-tubercle beehive cactus
Subspecies Coryphantha robustispina (Schott ex Engelm.) Britton & Rose ssp. robustispina – long-tubercle beehive cactus

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
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Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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