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Stenocereus thurberi

Organ Pipe Cactus, pitaya, pitaya dulce

Stenocereus thurberi
Stenocereus thurberi
Stenocereus thurberi
Stenocereus thurberi

Life form2, 3: cactus, tall columnar
Habitat: bajadas, rocky slopes
leaf presence3: always leafless
leaf format3: leafless
Flower color2: pink or magenta
Flowering period2: May to July
Armament2, 3: short straight spines
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Cereus thurberi, Lemaireocereus thurberi
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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