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Escobaria sneedii Britton & Rose var. leei (Rose ex Boed.) D.R. Hunt
Sneed's pincushion cactus

General Information
Symbol: ESSNL
Group: Dicot
Family: Cactaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   N
Other Common Names: carpet foxtail cactus
Data Source and Documentation
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM   


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Symbol Scientific Name
MALE4 Mammillaria leei (Rose ex Boed.) D. Weniger, nom. nud.
ESLE2 Escobaria leei Rose ex Boed.
ESSNL2 Escobaria sneedii Britton & Rose ssp. leei (Rose ex Boed.) D.R. Hunt
COSNL Coryphantha sneedii (Britton & Rose) A. Berger var. leei (Rose ex Boed.) L.D. Benson


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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 Escobaria Britton & Rose – foxtail cactus
Species Escobaria sneedii Britton & Rose – Sneed's pincushion cactus
Variety Escobaria sneedii Britton & Rose var. leei (Rose ex Boed.) D.R. Hunt – Sneed's pincushion cactus

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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.
Coryphantha sneedii var. leei
Lee pincushion cactus
New Mexico
Lee's pincushion cactus



Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds


Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

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