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American Journal of Botany

Living Rock Cactus

Caption: A "living rock" cactus (Ariocarpus fissuratus) in a large container on the roof of the biology building of Occidental College, Los Angeles, in June 2008 after 8 days of high temperatures. This particular plants was embedded in sandy soil with surface rocks. Scale bar = 10 mm.

Credit: Gretchen B. North, Occidental College, Los Angeles

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