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Sonoran Desert Plants
Petalonyx linearis (Narrowleaf Sandpaper Plant)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Petalonyx linearis

 Petalonyx linearis

Habitat: sandy areas
Life Form: shrub,low
Leaf Description: alternate,sessile,lanceolate,entire,scabrous
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Mar. to Apr.
Spines: spineless
Family: Loasaceae (stick leaf 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 46 (8.5 MB pdf)

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