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Sonoran Desert Plants
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Silver Cholla)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

 Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

 Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

Habitat: bajadas,valleys
Life Form: cactus,low arborescent or cactus,medium arborescent
Leaf Description: leafless
Flower Color: greenish or green yellow
Flowering Period: Apr.
Spines: 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 23 (13.5 MB pdf)

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