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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Stenocereus alamosensis (sina)

A sprawling columnar cactus that can form large thickets. Its habitat is mainly coastal thornscrub, extending into disturbed tropical deciduous forest. The red tubular flowers are pollinated by hummingbirds. The tasty fruit is eaten by birds.


Stenocereus alamosensis plant and flower in cultivation. Photos: Mark Dimmitt