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Chain-fruit cholla; jumping cholla

Cylendropuntia fulgida


Tree-like, with single trunk and spreading branches. Pear-shaped fruits extend in chains, lengthening from year to year. Aggressive barbed spines.


Desert shrub steppe; Sonoran Desert in southern Arizona and northern Mexico.


Saguaro National Park (west), Arizona.

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Arizona, USA

Spotted on Jan 27, 2019
Submitted on Mar 26, 2020

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