Tephrocactus articulatus

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Tephrocactus articulatus
Tephrocactus articulatus var inermis.jpg
This is a Tephrocactus articulatus of the inermis variety.
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Tephrocactus
Species:
T. articulatus
Binomial name
Tephrocactus articulatus
(Pfeiff.) Backeb.

Tephrocactus articulatus is a species of cactus in the subfamily Opuntioideae of the plant family Cactaceae. They usually grow branches up to one foot tall with white flowers. Propagation is usually through cuttings. Stem segments easily break away and will root without special treatment. Plants may also be grown from seeds.

They originate in Argentina, but are cultivated in outdoor landscaping in warm desert climates such as Phoenix, Arizona.

Common varieties within the species include var. inermis ("Spruce cone cactus") and var. papyracanthus ("Paper Spine Cholla Cactus").

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