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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Peniocereus greggii v. transmontanus (Cereus, reina de la noche, Desert Night-blooming Cereus, sarramatraca)

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 Peniocereus greggii v. transmontanus

 Peniocereus greggii v. transmontanus

 Peniocereus greggii v. transmontanus

 Peniocereus greggii v. transmontanus

Habitat: valleys
Life Form: cactus,stick-like
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: June to July
Spines: very short spines
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: common
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 75 (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 Peniocereus greggii v. transmontanus (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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