Cylindropuntia arbuscula Pencil Cholla
CACTUS. A very densely-branched cholla with smooth stems (no
tubercles), unusually large, widely spaced areoles, and sparse long yellow
central spines. Stems are 1-1.5 cm thick. Flowers are greenish
yellow with bronze stripes, blooming in May-June. Fruits usually
remain green. In the Empires, uncommon along large sandy washes,
usually with filtered or partial shade under mesquites etc.
FAMILY: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)