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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.
Spotted in the Chihuahuan Desert in southeastern New Mexico. 3000 ft.
Lat: 32.05, Long: -104.06
Spotted on Oct 14, 2019
Submitted on Nov 1, 2019