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Useful Temperate Plants

Escobaria vivipara

(Nutt.) Buxb.

Cactaceae

+ Synonyms

Cactus neomexicanus (Engelm.) Small

Cactus radiosus J.M.Coult.

Cactus viviparus Nutt.

Coryphantha aggregata Britton & Rose

Coryphantha alversonii (J.M.Coult.) Orcutt

Coryphantha arizonica (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

Coryphantha bisbeeana Orcutt

Coryphantha chlorantha deserti (Engelm.) Backeb.

Coryphantha columnaris Lahman

Coryphantha deserti (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

Coryphantha fragrans Hester

Coryphantha marstonii Clover

Coryphantha missouriensis marstonii (Clover) L.D.Benson

Coryphantha neomexicana (Engelm.) Britton & Rose

Coryphantha neovivipara (Viv.) Y.Itô

Coryphantha oklahomensis Lahman

Coryphantha radiosa (Engelm.) Rydb.

Coryphantha rosea Clokey

Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose

Echinocactus radiosus Poselg.

Echinocactus viviparus (Nutt.) Poselg.

Escobaria aggregata (Britton & Rose) Buxb.

Escobaria arizonica (Engelm.) Buxb.

Escobaria bisbeeana (Orcutt) Borg

Escobaria deserti (Engelm.) Buxb.

Escobaria missouriensis marstonii (Clover) D.R.Hunt

Escobaria neomexicana (Engelm.) Buxb.

Escobaria oklahomensis (Lahman) Buxb.

Mammillaria arizonica Engelm.

Mammillaria deserti Engelm.

Mammillaria hirschtiana F.Haage

Mammillaria neomexicana (Engelm.) A.Nelson

Mammillaria radiosa Engelm.

Mammillaria vivipara (Nutt.) Haw.

Neobesseya arizonica Hester

Neomammillaria radiosa (Engelm.) Rydb.

Common Name: Pincushion Cactus

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General Information

Escobaria vivipara is a spiny, evergreen, succulent cactus, forming a cluster of globose stems around 7cm tall[
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
].
The plant is occasionally harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine.
Escobaria vivipara has a very wide range, is abundant, and there are no threats. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2017)[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
,
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..

Range

N. America - Alberta to Manitoba, south to California to texas and northern Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila and Sonora)

Habitat

Dry valleys, plains and foothills; on open, gentle to steep rocky slopes and flats, with sagebrush or conifer species and grasslands; at elevations from 180 - 2,700 metres[
338
Title
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
A list of plants under threat and facing possible extinction, usually with brief details of the threats and information on habitat.
].

Properties

Conservation StatusLeast Concern
Edibility Rating *  *
Medicinal Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Perennial
Height0.07 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details


In cultivation, Cactus plants generally will not succeed in moist climates. They usually require a sunny position in a well-drained, circumneutral soil and to be kept more or less dry in the dormant season[
200
Title
The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992.
Publication
 
Author
Huxley. A.
Publisher
MacMillan Press
Year
1992
ISBN
0-333-47494-5
Description
Excellent and very comprehensive, though it contains a number of silly mistakes. Readable yet also very detailed.
].

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw or cooked[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
]. They are dried and eaten[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
]. A sour flavour[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
]. (var arizonicus) The green, ellipsoid, juicy fruits are around 12 - 28mm long and 7 - 20mm in diameter[
270
Title
Flora of N. America
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://flora.huh.harvard.edu/fna/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An on-line version of the flora with an excellent description of the plant including a brief mention of plant uses.
,
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
].

Flowers - raw or cooked[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
].

Stems - cooked[
1438
Title
Food Plants in the Americas: A Survey of the Domesticated, Cultivated, and Wild Plants Used for Human Food in North,
Publication
 
Author
Kermath B.M.; Bennett B.C.' Pulsipher L.M.
Publisher
 
Year
2014
ISBN
 
Description
A pre-publication draft of an amazing, on-going work first started in 1985. It contains information on more than 3,900 taxa from the Americas - from Arctic regions to the Tropics
].

Medicinal

The fruits are eaten in small amounts as a treatment for diarrhoea[
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
].

Seeds have been placed in the eye as an 'eye medicine'[
1987
Title
The Cactus Family
Publication
 
Author
Anderson E.F.
Publisher
Timber Press; Portland, Oregon
Year
2001
ISBN
0-88192-498-9
Description
An excellent work, giving botanical descriptions of virtually all the cacti, together with their range (but not their habitats) and sometimes also a photo. it also contains a long chapter detailing the many uses of cacti and another on cultivation..
]

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
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