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Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mammillata

Spineless Chain-fruit Cholla

Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mammillata

Life form2, 3: cactus, medium arborescent
Habitat: bajadas
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: pink or magenta
Flowering period2: June to Aug.
Armament2, 3: short straight spines with sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia fulgida v.mamillata
Status: locally common
Location where collected or observed:
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

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