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Whipple's Fishhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus
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Sclerocactus whipplei


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Cactaceae Family

Sclerocactus Genus

Location

Found near Mexican Hat, Utah

Physical Description
Perennial herbaceous or woody succulents. spines are modified leaves; has fleshy pads; spines can be hooked. These species are very xerophytic.




Whipple's Fishhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus, Sclerocactus whipplei - YouTube.com

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General Information

Named Whipplei after Amiel Wicks Whipple (1818-1863), an engineer for surveys of the United States Mexico boundary in 1853-1856.

AKA: Sclerocactus parviflorus.

These cacti are sometimes called 'fishhook' or 'mini barrels'.

Many species of Sclerocactus are protected under the provisions of the Endangered Species Act and all species should be treated as imperiled.




Whipple's FIshhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus - Plant
Whipple's FIshhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus - Plant - June 25, 2009



Whipple's FIshhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus - Plant
Whipple's FIshhook Cactus - Barrel Cactus - Plant - June 25, 2009



Whipple's fishhook Cactus - Plant
Whipple's fishhook Cactus - Plant - June 25, 2009

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