Carnegiea gigantea, Giant Saguaro

Southwest Desert Flora

Home to the plants of the Sonoran, Chihuahuan and Mojave Deserts

Cirsium ochrocentrum, Yellowspine Thistle

Cylindropuntia spinosior, Walkingstick Cactus

Cylindropuntia spinosior, Walkingstick Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Cylindropuntia spinosior, Walkingstick Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Cylindropuntia spinosior, Walkingstick Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Cylindropuntia spinosior, Walkingstick Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora Cylindropuntia spinosior, Walkingstick Cactus, Southwest Desert Flora

Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia spinosior
Common Name: Walkingstick Cactus
Also Called: Cane Cholla, Spiny Cholla and Tourney-cane Cholla
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Opuntia spinosior, Opuntia whipplei var. spinosior)
Status: Native
Duration: Perennial
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Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines or glochids and emerging from areoles.
Flower Color: Red, red-purple, pink, yellow, bronze-purple, greenish yellow or whitish;
Flowering Season:
Elevation:
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Recorded Range: In the United States Walkingstick Cactus is found in Arizona and New Mexico.

U.S. Weed Information:
Invasive/Noxious Weed Information:
Wetland Indicator:
Threatened/Endangered Information:In Arizona, Opuntia spinosior, Tourney-cane Cholla is salvage restricted.

Genus Information: 20 species Cylindropuntia in the United States and Canada.

Comments: Complete profile to follow.

References: Posted 06/05/2015, 07/21/2015
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service on-line database and USGS ITIS search
Arizona Flora, Kearney, Thomas H., Peebles, Robert H., 1960, University of California Press, Berkley and
SEINet for synonyms, scientific names and recorded geographic locations, http://swbiodiversity.org/seinet/.
USDA – Threatened and Endangered Information:
Arizona, Opuntia spinosior, Tourney-cane cholla, Salvage restricted