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Corynopuntia guccinii


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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
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Distribution: Coahuila de Zaragoza - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Ovoid
Flower: RedEncounterability: Extremely Rare
Original Description: Piante Grasse 30 (4) p.115 - Davide Donati (2011)
body cespitose, forming groups over 3 m wide and more than 40 cm tall; formed by dense, initially erect and after prostrate chains of joints; root napiform but thin; segments big and elongate, 15 X 4 cm; central spines 4 (sometimes 8), 5-10 cm long, generally flattened, very pungent, rough, yellow-pinkish; radial spines 6-12, approx. 5-20 mm long, whitish; glochids small, whitish, few; flower 4 to 5 cm broad, red, with light yellow-greenish throat, filaments yellow, receptacle slightly tuberculate, with white glochids and thin, long spines; fruit dry, clavate, spiny, 5 cm long, with persistent perianth residuals; seeds subcircular, 3,5-6 mm diam., flattened, beige.

Type: MEXICO. COAHUILA: Mpio. San Pedro de las Colonias, North of San Pedro de las Colonias, on alluvial plains, 850 m, June 2009, Hinton et al. 29067 (holotype Herbarium of Geo. B. Hinton; Isotype MEXU).

Distribution: endemic of the Mexican state of Coahuila, on loamy, alluvial plains, where it grows with C. bulbispina, C. grahamii, C. moelleri, Coryphantha werdermannii, Echinocactus horizonthalonius, etc. Dedicated to Mr. Francesco GUCCINI: his words made me thinking many times during my life.
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Corynopuntia guccinii
C. guccinii
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

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Corynopuntia guccinii
C. guccinii
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Corynopuntia guccinii
C. guccinii
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Corynopuntia guccinii
C. guccinii
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Corynopuntia guccinii
C. guccinii
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

Photographer's Website: Click Here
Corynopuntia guccinii
C. guccinii
Picture taken at: Habitat in Mexico

Photographer: Davide Donati

Photographer's Website: Click Here

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