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Sonoran Desert Plants
Koeberlinia spinosa var. tenuispina (All-thorn)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Koeberlinia spinosa var. tenuispina

 Koeberlinia spinosa var. tenuispina

 Koeberlinia spinosa var. tenuispina

Habitat: washes,rocky slopes,canyons
Life Form: shrub,tall
Leaf Description: minute,scalelike,usually leafless
Flower Color: greenish or green
Flowering Period: March to April
Spines: thorns
Family: Koeberliniaceae (koeberlinia family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 15. Eudicots: Fagaceae to Lythraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-59: 1-53. Published 20 Oct 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 14 (8.5 MB pdf)

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