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Grusonia kunzei Rose) Pinkava

Desert-club Cholla, Devil Cholla

Grusonia kunzei Rose) Pinkava

Life form2, 3: cactus, low columnar
Habitat: valleys, sand dunes
leaf presence3: leaves only on new growth
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: yellow
Flowering period2: May to June
Armament2, 3: long straight spines without sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia kunzei, Opuntia stanlyi v.kunzei, Corynopuntia kunzei, Grusonia parishii (Orcutt) Pinkava misapplied to G.Kunzei in the Flora area D.Pinkava & M.Baker
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area

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