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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida (Chain-fruit Cholla, choya)

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 Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida

 Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida

 Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida

Habitat: bajadas
Life Form: cactus,tall arborescent
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: pink or magenta
Flowering Period: June to Aug.
Spines: long straight spines with sheaths
Family: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Abundance: abundant,widespread

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

 

 

 

 

 

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