Cylindropuntia wolfii

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Cylindropuntia wolfii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Species: C. wolfii
Binomial name
Cylindropuntia wolfii
(L.D. Benson) J. Rebman
Synonyms

Opuntia wolfii

Cylindropuntia wolfii is a species of cactus known by the common name Wolf's cholla.

Distribution[edit]

Cylindropuntia wolfii is native to Sonoran Desert, in the Colorado Desert of Southern California, and in Baja California, Mexico. It grows in dry, rocky desert habitat.

Description[edit]

Cylindropuntia wolfii is an erect cactus which can approach 2 meters in maximum height. It has many narrow branches made up of woolly, yellowish green, cylindrical segments, the surface divided into wide tubercles bearing many brownish spines up to 3 centimeters in length.

The flower is brownish purple outside to yellowish green in the center. The bumpy, spiny, dry fruit is up to 3 centimeters long.

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