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Diadasia - male

Diadasia - Male
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, Los Angeles County, California, USA
June 4, 2007
Looks like a Diadasia to me (here in Opuntia chlorotica flower), though differently colored vestiture than more common brownish one, also bigger (~14mm vs. ~11mm). Repeatedly tried to knock the smaller, brownish ones out of the flowers.

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Diadasia - male Diadasia - male

Moved from Diadasia.

australis group
could be australis californica or if not opuntiae

Thanks, John,
I'll consider those alternatives this spring.

yes a Diadasia

Thanks, John!
moving to genus page.

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