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Taxon:Cylindropuntia molesta var. clavellina (Engelm) Rebman Family: Cactaceae
Mexico, Baja California Sur, Maricopa County: Grown in cultivation at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, N 33 deg 27' 33'', W 111 deg 56' 35'', 1200 ft., 366 m: accession number 1993 0595 0101; originally received as a plant collected by Marc Baker 8739, 3 March 1992, from Mexico, Baja California Sur, Cerro Sombrerito, ca. 2 km south of Rio Comondu, 13.1 miles NE of E. Francisco Villa on the road to Comondu; N 5 deg 57' 30''; W 111 deg 55' 30''; elevation 200 m; small pass with Jatropha cuneata, Bursera microphylla, B. epinnata, Pachycereus, Machaerocereus gummosus, Fouquieria diguetii, Larrea tridentata, Ambrosia, Opuntia cholla, Dalea, Cochemia, Lophocereus schottii, Lycium, Euphorbia misera, Solanum hindsianum, Atriplex canescens, and Encelia californica; collector's notes: Shrub, 0.8 m tall, 2 m broad, forming large clone, no flowers or fruits; originally received as Opuntia sp. ID by Marc Baker.
Flower diameter 30-40 mm, length 50-58 mm, outer perianth rusty-mauve with a drak brownish-green midstripe, inner perianth rusty-mauve with darker rusty-mauve center, flowers collected late morning; stigma lobe number 4-6, color yellow; plant height 4.5 feet, diameter 5-6 feet; stems gray-green, tuberculate; spines white or light brown or reddish-brown with golden brown sheaths or spines gray without sheaths, 4-6 spines per areole; dry fruit color beige, diameter 17-21 mm, length 33-35 mm; fleshy fruit greenish-gray, diameter 25-30 mm, length 31-35 mm; seeds absent in fleshy fruit, infrequent in dry fruit, golden beige, 5 mm.