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Fishhook cactus is a common name for any hook-spined species of the genera Mammillaria, Echinomastus or Sclerocactus. They are small cacti, usually growing up to 6-7 inches (20 cm) high, and are shaped similar to a barrel cactus. They are not to be confused with the fishhook barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizenii) of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts. The Fishhook cactus is a large category of around 150 species.
The genus Mammillaria also contains "pincushion" and other cacti.
- Mammillaria barbata – green fishhook cactus
- Mammillaria dioica – California fishhook cactus, strawberry cactus
- Mammillaria grahamii – Arizona fishhook cactus
- Mammillaria grahamii var. oliviae – pitahayita
- Mammillaria tetrancistra – common fishhook cactus
- Mammillaria thornberi – Thornber's fishhook cactus
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