Grusonia parishii

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Grusonia parishii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Genus: Grusonia
Species: G. parishii
Binomial name
Grusonia parishii
(Orcutt) Pinkava
Synonyms

Opuntia parishii

Grusonia parishii (Orcutt) Pinkava is a species of cactus known by the common names matted cholla and Parish club cholla. It is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of California and Arizona.

Description[edit]

Grusonia parishii grows in spreading mats along the sandy ground no more than about 20 centimeters tall. The segments are up to 9 centimeters long by 3 wide and is surfaced in fleshy tubercles bearing many spines each up to 5 centimeters in length. The flower is yellowish and the fruit is yellow and up to 8 centimeters long.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Grusonia parishii (Orcutt) Pinkava, J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 32: 50. 1999.[1]
    • Grusonia stanlyi (Engelm. ex B.D. Jacks.) H. Rob., Phytologia 26(3): 176. 1973.[2]
    • Opuntia parishii Orcutt, W. Amer. Sci. 10: 81. 1896.[3]
    • Corynopuntia parishii (Orcutt) F. M. Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 115. 1935.[4]
    • Corynopuntia stanlyi var. parishii (Orcutt) Backeberg, Die Cactaceae 1: 361. 1958.[5]
    • Opuntia stanlyi Engelm. ex B.D. Jackson, Notes of a Military Reconnaissance 157, f. 9. 1848.[6]
    • Opuntia stanlyi Engelmann var. parishii (Orcutt) L. D. Benson, Cacti of Arizona (ed. 2) 39. 1950.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pinkava, J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 32: 50. 1999.
  2. ^ Rob., Phytologia 26(3): 176. 1973.
  3. ^ Orcutt, W. Amer. Sci. 10: 81. 1896.
  4. ^ Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 115. 1935.
  5. ^ Backeberg, Die Cactaceae 1: 361. 1958.
  6. ^ Jackson, Notes of a Military Reconnoissance 157, f. 9. 1848.
  7. ^ Benson, Cacti of Arizona (ed. 2) 39. 1950.

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