Stenocereus zopilotensis Arreola-Nava and Terrazas (Cactaceae), a new species from Mexico

Research paper by Hilda Julieta Arreola-Nava, Teresa Terrazas

Indexed on: 01 Jan '04Published on: 01 Jan '04Published in: Brittonia


Stenocereus zopilotensis Arreola-Nava and Terrazas, a new species from the Zopilote Canyon, municipality of Zumpango del Rio in the center of the state of Guerrero (Mexico), is described and illustrated. This new species is compared toStenocereus quevedonis J. G. Ortega,S. fricii Sánchez-Mej., andS. pruinosus (Otto) Buxb. based on morphological similarity. Moreover, the new species grows sympatrically withS. pruinosus.