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Cylindropuntia alcahes var. burrageana


Common Name(s):
Synonym(s): Opuntia burrageana
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Baja California Sur - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: Green, Red, YellowEncounterability: Rare
Original Description: The Cactaceae 1 p.70 - Britton & Rose (1920)
Usually low and bushy, rarely 1 meter high; stems slender, 1 to 2 cm in diameter, densly spiny, leaves small, 2 mm long, green, early deciduous; old stem and branches terete; young joints cylindric to narrow-clavate, 15 cm long or less; areoles closely set; tubercles rather low, not much broader than long; spines numerous, similar, spreading, rarely 2 cm long, all covered with thin, bright-yellow sheaths; wool in areoles short, brown; glochids, when present, short, light yellow; flower 3 to 4 cm broad; petals few, brownish red with green bases; filaments green; stigma-lobes white; ovary very spiny; fruit not proliferous, globular, 2 cm in diameter, somewhat tuberculate, probably dry; seeds pale, 4 mm in diameter.
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Cylindropuntia alcahes


Common Name(s): Clavellina
Synonym(s): Opuntia alcahes, Opuntia brevispina, Cylindropuntia brevispina, Opuntia burrageana, Cylindropuntia burrageana
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Baja California (Norte), Baja California Sur - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: Green, Red, YellowEncounterability: Rare
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Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Near San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Near San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Off HWY 1 some 30 miles or so Southeast of El Rosario

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Off HWY 1 some 30 miles or so Southeast of El Rosario

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Off HWY 1 some 30 miles or so Southeast of El Rosario

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Near Santa Rosalia, Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Near Santa Rosalia, Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Near San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia alcahes
C. alcahes
Picture taken at: Near San Agustin, Baja California, Mexico

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

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