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Desert Christmas cholla

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Description:

Narrow branches with long spines. The fruits are bright red and remain on the plant all through midwinter, hence the common name of Christmas cholla. This plant was about 1 meter tall.

Habitat:

Spotted in the Chihuahuan Desert in southeastern New Mexico. 3000 ft.

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Brian38
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Brian38

New Mexico, USA

Spotted on Oct 14, 2019
Submitted on Nov 1, 2019

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