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Cylindropuntia sp., Cylindropuntia, Cholla
Cylindropuntia bigelovii

Cylindropuntia sp.

Cylindropuntia, Cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Cylindropuntia was formerly treated as a subgenus of Opuntia , but have now been separated based on their cylindrical stems and the presence of papery epidermal sheaths on the spines.

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