Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Coryphantha vivipara (Nutt.) Britton & Rose

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems solitary or in clumps, to 30 cm; tubercles elongate, 5–20 mm; areoles moderately woolly; central spines mostly 4, 1 pointing downward, 1–2 cm, red or basally white; radial spines 12–20, 1 cm, white; fls 4 cm, dark purplish-pink; fr green 1.2–2.5 cm; seeds brown, 1.5–2 mm; 2n=22. Dry, grassy plains; w. Minn. to Kans. and Okla., w. to Alta. and Ariz. May–Aug. (Mammillaria v.; Neomammillaria v.) Ours is var. vivipara.