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Desert Christmas cholla

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis


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.

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New Mexico, USA

Lat: 32.05, Long: -104.06

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

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