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Cylindropuntia fulgida

Chain-fruit Cholla, choya

Life form2, 3: cactus, tall 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: long straight spines with sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia fulgida
Status: abundant,widespread

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