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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Grusonia kunzei (Opuntia kunzei) (Desert club cholla, Devil cholla)

Crater Range

 

 Grusonia kunzei (Opuntia kunzei)

Habitat: valleys, sand dunes
Life Form: low columnar cactus
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: May to June
Spines: long straight
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: present

 


References

"Arizona Flora", Thomas A. Kearney and Robert H. Peebles, 1960, University of California Press, Berkeley, Los Angeles, London (out of print)
    page 584

"Sonoran Desert Plants An Ecological Atlas", Raymond M. Turner, Janice E. Bowers and Tony L. Burgess, 1995, The University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 289

"Flora of the Gran Desierto and Rio Colorado of Northwest Mexico (Southwest Center Series)", Richard Felger, 2001. University of Arizona Press, Tucson
    page 221
    page 202

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