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Image taken May 2005 in the Superstition Mountains Wilderness, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA.
SUCCULENT: Thick, succulent leaves in a basal rosette. The echeverias'
appearance as miniature versions of the agave, have made them popular with
collectors which has harmed their populations in many parts of the country.
Collection or destruction in most areas is wisely prohibited.
These plants and related taxa are very popular with botanists and as a result many names, including many rather fanciful names, have been applied to distinct populations, varieties and subspecies. Taxonomic revisions frequently result in a reshuffling of names.
Crassulaceae -- Stonecrop Family
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