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Pachycereus schottii; Senita, Whisker Cactus   

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Pachycereus schottii
Pachycereus schottii
Senita, Whisker Cactus
Photographer: Wynn Anderson

ID: 0000 0000 1115 2064 (2015-11-20)

Copyright © 2015 Wynn Anderson

  • date of photo  Feb 22, 2015
  • latitude 27.90677   longitude 110.53753     View on Google Maps.
  • location   rural track, 0.2 mi. north of Federal hiway MX 15 (Guaymas-Obregon) at mile marker 58, 2.2 mi. southeast of Baugo-Guasimas road junction south (Mcp. Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico)
  • family Cactaceae
  • plant community   Sonoran Desert coastal thornscrub at 43' elev.
  • notes   Note distinctive array of long whisker-like acicular spines at terminal end of older columns. Plants frequent on fine silty volcanic soil of a gently sloping plain with good diversity of cacti and shrub cover but a paucity of forbs or grasses due to frequent, repeated overgrazing.
  • keywords: SON, Sonoran Desert
  • contributor's ID #  SON 717
  • photo category: Plant - tree/shrub

  • common names   Senita, Whisker Cactus (photographer)
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