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Proboscidea altheaefolia

Desert Devils Claw, Desert Unicorn Plant, cuernitos, una de gato, torito

Proboscidea altheaefolia
Proboscidea altheaefolia
Proboscidea altheaefolia

Life form2, 3: forb, annual
Habitat: sand dunes
leaf presence3: leaves usually present
leaf arrangement3: opposite or alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: cordate and ovate or orbicular
leaf surface3: hairy
leaf margin3: lobed
Flower color2: yellow or copper
Flowering period2: Jul. to Sept.
Armament2, 3: spineless
Family1, 2, 3: Martyniaceae (devil's claw family)
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Tinajas Altas area
      Yuma area and southeastern California
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

*For information on nomenclature, authorship, or plant characteristics, see these references:

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