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)