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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Lophocereus schottii (Senita cactus)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


 Lophocereus schottii

 Lophocereus schottii

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: tall columnar cactus
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: pink
Flowering Period: Apr. to Aug.
Spines: variable
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: restricted



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    page 570

"A Field Guide to the Plants of Arizona", Ann Orth Epple and Lewis E. Epple, 1995, Falcon Press, Helena, Montana and LewAnn Publishing Co., Mesa, AZ
    plate 110
    page 158

"Native Plants for Southwestern Landscapes", Judy Mielke, 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin
    page 182
    page 184

"Sonoran Desert Plants An Ecological Atlas", Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess, 1995, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 259

"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 194

"Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwest Mexico (Southwest Center Series)", Richard Felger, 2001. University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 212
    page 199

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