Cylindropuntia species

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Scientific Name Cylindropuntia imbricata var. imbricata USDA PLANTS Symbol
CYIMI
Common Name Tree Cholla, Cane Cholla ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
913475
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Desert habitat, moderate to higher altitudes in Big Bend; many-branched, contorted shapes up to 6 to 8 feet tall; long-lasting yellow fruit; pink flowers in spring. Texas Status
Native
Scientific Name Cylindropuntia leptocaulis USDA PLANTS Symbol
CYLE8
Common Name Pencil Cactus, Desert Christmas Cactus ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
907718
Family Cactaceae (Cactus) SEINet Reference
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Description Deserts and grasslands; shrubby plant up to 5 to 6 feet tall; pale yellow flowers and red fruit; short spineless stems. Texas Status
Native

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