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Sonoran Desert Plants
Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii (Desert Prickly Pear)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii

 Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii

 Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: cactus,pad
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow
Flowering Period: April to June
Spines: long straight spines without sheaths
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 68 (13.5 MB pdf)

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