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Graham's Pincushion Cactus

Mammillaria grahamii


Photo © by Michael Plagens

This cactus was found growing from between boulder fragments in the foothills of Four Peaks, eastern Maricopa Co., Arizona. Sept. 15, 2002

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FLOWERS: Bright pink to lavender flowers seem oversized on this small cactus.

SUCCULENT: A small cactus about 5 cm in diam. and usu less than 15 cm tall. Some times forming clumps of several stems, but often growing solitary.

SPINES: Numerous, long hooked spines.

LEAVES: Absent.

RANGE: Common especially on bajadas and rocky slopes throughout the Sonoran Desert in Arizona.

FRUIT: Red, elipsoid, and fleshy borne at top of cactus.

Cactaceae -- Cactus Family

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