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Cylindropuntia molesta (Brandegee) F.M.Knuth in Backeb. & F.M.Knuth
Date: 10 May 2011
Mexico, Baja California, MaricopaOriginally received into the DBG Living Collection as a cutting from DBG accession number 1939 0070 01 which was originally received as a plant collected by George Lindsay 15 Aug 1939 from Mexico, Baja California Norte, 10 miles N of El Arco in the vicinity of the given coordinates as determined by Google Earth.
28° 8' 6.89'' N 113° 17' 37.22'' W
Grown in cultivation at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ, N 33° 27’ 33” W 111° 56’ 35”, 1200 ft., 366 m; accession number 1952 3575 0104.
Plant height 7 feet; flowers collected early afternoon, flower diameter 35-46 mm, length 53-61 mm, outer perianth greenish-yellow blushed with greenish-maroon midstripe, inner perianth cream blushed green at base then yellow-green blushed with bronze-yellow, base of flower covered in long spines; stigma lobe number 6-8, light yellow tinged with green; style cream or pale yellow-green with blush of red at top; filaments green at base and reddish-bronze at tops; fruit diameter 30 mm, length 40 mm, fleshy, yellow with red at areoles, fruit has spines.
Flowering and with fruit.
Cactus Voucher Project; This is sheet III/III and has prints. Sheet I/III has the stems and is DES00050954. Sheet II/III has flowers and fruit and is DES00067974; Cultivated
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