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Carnegia gigantea (Saguaro, Sahuara, Giant Cactus) - tall columnar cactus *
Echinocactus polycephalus (Cotton-top cactus) - spherical cactus *
Echinocereus engelmannii (Strawberry hedgehog Cactus) - low columnar cactus *
Echinocereus nicholii (Golden hedgehog cactus) - low columnar cactus *
Echinomastus erectocentrus var. Acunata (Acuña cactus) - low columnar cactus *
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Mountain barrel cactus) - medium columnar cactus *
Ferocactus emoryi (Coville barrel cactus) - medium columnar cactus *
Ferocactus wislizenii (fishhook barrel, Arizona barrel) - medium columnar cactus *
Grusonia kunzei (Opuntia kunzei) (Desert club cholla, Devil cholla) - low columnar cactus *
Lophocereus schottii (Senita cactus) - tall columnar cactus *
Mammillaria grahamii (Mammillaria microcarpa) (Fishhook pincushion cactus) - pincushion cactus *
Mammillaria tetrancistra (Corkseed fishhook cactus) - pincushion cactus
Mammillaria thornberi (Thornber fishhook cactus, cabeza de viejo) - short pincushion cactus
Opuntia acanthocarpa (Buckhorn cholla) - low arborescent cactus *
Opuntia arbuscula (Pencil cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia basilaris (Beaver tail cactus) - pad cactus *
Opuntia bigelovii (Teddy bear cholla) - low arborescent cactus *
Opuntia chlorotica (Pancake prickly-pear) - pad cactus *
Opuntia echinocarpa (Silver cholla) - low arborescent cactus *
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii (Engelmann prickly pear) - pad cactus *
Opuntia engelmannii var.flavispina (Engelmann prickly pear) - sprawling pad cactus *
Opuntia fulgida var. fulgida (Chain-fruit cholla) - tall arborescent cactus *
Opuntia fulgida var. mammillata (Spineless chain-fruit cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia leptocaulis (Desert Christmas cholla, Tasajillo) - sprawling cactus *
Opuntia leptocaulis (Desert Christmas cholla, Tasajillo) - sprawling cactus *
Opuntia ramosissima (Diamond cholla) - sprawling cactus *
Opuntia spinosior (Cane cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia spinosior (Cane cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia spinosior (Cane cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Opuntia versicolor (Staghorn cholla) - medium arborescent cactus *
Peniocereus greggii var. transmontanus (Cereus greggii) (Cereus, Reina de la noche, Night-blooming cereus) - sprawling cactus *
Peniocereus striatus (Wilcoxia) - sprawling cactus *
Stenocereus thurberi (Organ pipe cactus) - tall columnar cactus *

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(Tip: The key word search will return a list of plants that contain your word, or phrase, in their database description. For example, a search for "weed" will return a list of 31 links. However a search for "weeds" will return only this message, "No matches for weeds."). See the Plants Key Word Search Help page.

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The scope of this page is to provide links to information and images of most or all of the plant species native to the Sonoran Desert of southwestern Arizona. Currently, not all the species in this region are on the list, but more will be added from time to time. Information and images for species already on the list are continually being added and updated. Because of this, be sure to check back occasionally.

The plant identification page and the plant images are meant to be only a first step in the identification process. In spite of our best efforts, it is not possible to insure that 100% accuracy in identifying unknown plants can be obtained by using search keys and photographs. When it is of critical importance to be absolutely sure of the identification of a plant, a specimen must be examined by a professional botanist and verified at a recognized herbarium.

* Specie page has photos.

Questions and comments are encouraged. If you have any of these or are in disagreement with any information or images being presented, please contact us at, content_mgr@cabezaprieta.org Feedback is necessary to enable us to correct incorrect information and to further fine-tune the identification process.

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