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Sonoran Desert Plants
Ferocactus cylindraceus (Mountain barrel cactus)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

 Ferocactus cylindraceus

Habitat: rocky slopes, bajadas
Life Form: medium columnar cactus
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: April to June
Spines: hooked
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: common



"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 573

"Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes", Judy Mielke, 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin
    page 146
    page 148

"Sonoran Desert Plants An Ecological Atlas", Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess, 1995, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 210

"Deserts: The Audubon Society Nature Guides", MacMahon, James A. 1985. Knopf, Chanticleer Press, NY
    plate 122
    page 395

"A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert", Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Steven J. Phillips, Patricia Wentworth Comus. 2000. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson
    page 204

"Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwest Mexico (Southwest Center Series)", Richard Felger, 2001. University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 209

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