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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cylindropuntia versicolor (Staghorn Cholla)

Ajo Peak at Night

 

 Cylindropuntia versicolor

 Cylindropuntia versicolor

 Cylindropuntia versicolor

 Cylindropuntia versicolor

 Cylindropuntia versicolor

 Cylindropuntia versicolor

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: cactus,medium arborescent
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: yellow or orange
Flowering Period: May
Spines: short straight spines with sheaths or long straight spines with sheaths
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, J. Malusa, and M.A. Baker. 2014. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 7. Eudicots: Cactaceae - Cactus Family. Phytoneuron 2014-69, 1-95 page 34 (13.5 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Cylindropuntia versicolor (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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