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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

Silver Cholla

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

Life form2, 3: cactus, low arborescent or cactus, medium arborescent
Habitat: bajadas, valleys
leaf presence3: leaves only on new growth
leaf arrangement3: leaves only on new growth
leaf format3: leafless or alternate
leaf shape3: scalelike
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: greenish or green yellow
Flowering period2: Apr.
Armament2, 3: long straight spines with sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia echinocarpa, Opuntia wigginsii
Status: locally common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Tinajas Altas area
      Yuma area and southeastern California

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