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Cylindropuntia tunicata (Lehm.) F.M. Knuth
Synonyms: Opuntia tunicata
USDA Symbol: CYTU3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Cactus/Succulent Size Notes:
A bushy, erect plant to 1½ft high. Stema and joints are 2½-4 3/4in long and ca. 1½in thick. Flower:
Flowers 2 inches in diameter when fully open.
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Diurnal
NM , OK , TX Native Distribution:
Mexico, possibly also South America. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Minimum temperature 50F.
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff