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Sonoran Desert Plants
Sclerocactus johnsonii (Parry ex Engelmann) N.P.Taylor (Acuna Cactus)

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 Sclerocactus johnsonii (Parry ex Engelmann) N.P.Taylor

 Sclerocactus johnsonii (Parry ex Engelmann) N.P.Taylor

 Sclerocactus johnsonii (Parry ex Engelmann) N.P.Taylor

Habitat: rocky slopes
Life Form: cactus,low columnar
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: magenta or pink
Flowering Period: Mar. to Apr.
Spines: long straight spines without sheaths
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and M.A. Baker. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 7. Eudicots: Cactaceae - Cactus Family. Phytoneuron 2014-69, 1-95 page 82 (13.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Sclerocactus johnsonii (Parry ex Engelmann) N.P.Taylor (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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