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Cylindropuntia arbuscula
Cylindropuntia arbuscula 1
C. arbuscula
Conservation status
Taxonomy
Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum/Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Tribe

Cylindropuntieae

Genus

Cylindropuntia

Species

C. arbuscula

Subspecies

Cylindropuntia arbuscula arbuscula

Naming and discovery
Discovered

F.M.Knuth

Cylindropuntia arbuscula or the Pencil Cholla is a cactus belonging to the Caryophyllales order. This specific cactus will grow up to 9 feet tall. Their flowers are 1 1/2 inches wide and red, bronze, golden-brown, or yellow-green. The fruits are fleshy, and colored green to yellowish which often have a red tinge. Per areole, there are usually 0-4 spines.

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