Escobaria alversonii aka Escobaria vivipara ssp. alversonii

Pamela Slate
Thu, 14 Aug 2008 15:49:54 PDT
The New Cactus Lexicon states, for lectotype, that "Mr. Alverson's specimens
were collected at McHaney's Mine near 29 Palms, S.B.P. [Parish]."  It says in
CA, "desert region in the extreme southeast."  It lists distribution as AZ and

Do you know Scott McMahon, Curator of the Cactus Collection, at Desert Botanical
Garden?  He might know.  Let me know if you need his contact info.  If that
doesn't work, you can email me off this list and I will try to help you through
other people.

Hope this helps and good luck.
Pamela Slate

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 3:31 PM
Subject: [pbs] Escobaria alversonii aka Escobaria vivipara ssp. alversonii

Does anyone know where to see escobaria alversonii in the wild? I am looking
for a place to take photo's for the book I am writing. Any help would be
greatful. I work at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve and it would be strictly
for photo's and scientific study not collecting.


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