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Castela emoryi

Crucifixion-thorn, corona de cristo

Castela emoryi
Castela emoryi
Castela emoryi

Life form2, 3: tree
Habitat: valleys
leaf presence3: leaves only on seedlings
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: velvety hairy
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: greenish or green yellow
Flowering period2: Jun. To Jul.
Armament2, 3: thorns
Family1, 2, 3: Simaroubaceae (quassia family)
Synonym(s)1: Holacantha emoryi
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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