Cylindropuntia spinosior Cane Cholla
CACTUS. Sparse, narrow, cylindrical branches with grayish spines.
Trunk not distinct from the rest of the plant. Branches often drooping
or disheveled looking. Flowers vary in color from magenta to dark
red. Fruits short, triangular, brught yellow when ripe, spineless.
This cholla tolerates a wider elevation range than other species, and is
equally at home in saguaro desert, grassland, oak woodland, and (rarely)
on south-facing slopes under pines. Hybridizes with other chollas.
Common but seldom abundant. Found throughout the Empires.
FAMILY: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)