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Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
Cylindropuntialeptocaulis
C. leptocaulis
Conservation status
Taxonomy
Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum/Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Cactaceae

Genus

Cylindropuntia

Species

C. leptocaulis

Naming and discovery
Discovered

F. M. Knuth

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis, also known as the Desert Christmas cactus, Desert Christmas Cholla, or Tasajillo is a cactus found in deserts, grassland, and woodlands in the Southwest United States and parts of Mexico.

Physical descriptionEdit

C. leptocaulis grows up to 1.6 - 5.9 feet tall with many short stems without spines.

The flowers are pale yellow or greenish yellow, sometimes with a red tip.

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