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Grusonia wrightiana (E.M.Baxter) E.M.Baxter, Calif. Cactaceae 58, 1935

Parish Club-cholla

Life form2, 3: cactus, low columnar
Habitat: sandy areas
leaf presence3: leaves only on new growth
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: cream
Flowering period2: May to June
Armament2, 3: long straight spines without sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia wrightiana Baxter. Cactus and Succ. Jour. 4:283, 1932, Opuntia wrightiana (E.M.Baxter) Peebles. Desert Plant Life 9:45, 1937, Grusonia kunzei (Rose) Pinkava misapplied to G. Wrightii in Flora area
Status: uncommon
Locations where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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