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Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Desert Christmas Cholla, tasajillo

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Life form2, 3: cactus, sprawling
Habitat: 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: yellow or copper
Flowering period2: May to June
Armament2, 3: long straight spines with sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia leptocaulis
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land
      Barry M. Goldwater Range
      Sonoran Desert National Monument

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