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Consolea corallicola

Consolea corallicola Small

Florida Semaphore Cactus, Semaphore Pricklypear

Cactaceae (Cactus family)

Synonym(s): Cactus spinosissimus, Opuntia corallicola, Opuntia spinosissima

USDA Symbol: COCO14

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Berrylike, yellow.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Peak flowering season Dec - Apr.



Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Consolea corallicola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Consolea corallicola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Consolea corallicola


Record Modified: 2019-08-21
Research By: CBR

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