Santa Rosalillita Succulents Image Gallery

Mark Dimmitt, principal photographer. Click on each photo to enlarge.

A permanent slow-flowing stream runs through San Andres Canyon.

As at the Cerro Colorado site, we found 26 species of succulents on our first visit. However, further survey did not turn up many additional species.

This is a smaller area than Cerro Colorado, ca. 2 sq. km as compared to 10 sq. km.

The Pachycormus forest on this hill also has some Euphorbia misera (left foreground) and Hesperoyucca whipplei ssp. eremica.

Echinocereus maritimus

Ferocactus gracilis coloratus

Mammillaria sp.

Cylindropuntia tesajo, spiny form

Cylindropuntia tesajo, spineless form

On windswept coastal slopes Pachycormus discolor is flattened. The growth form can get even more extreme than this one.



Retrieved from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum web site on 05-26-2024