Digital Herbaria

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis (DC.) F.M. Knuth

Christmas cactus, Christmas cholla, Desert Christmas cactus, Pencil cactus, Tasajillo

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

USDA Symbol: CYLE8
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Specimen & Label Data

Opuntia leptocaulis

Pencil cactus


Location: 45 m S of wooden bridge & E of walking path--Oakwell Farms.
Latitude: 0.000000

Habitat: Full sun. In fencerow. Dry, alkaline soil.

Description: Erect shrub, 1.5 m tall, much branched above, 5+ mm dia. Terminal portions much jointed. Joints to 10 x 3-4 mm. Spines gray (drying yellow), 1+ cm long, not barbed. Flower 1 cm dia, petaloid parts yellow. Fruit not present.

County: Bexar
Collector: Harry Cliffe
Collection Date: May 18, 1988
Specimen number: 347

Herbarium Owner: NPSOT
Herbarium ID: 0552
Accession Date: Sep 28, 1993
Accession Number: 41

Annotations: SCXXB

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