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Cylindropuntia imbricata

This is the habitat of the C. imbricata found near Hovenweep National Monument.

Cylindropuntia imbricata

These five foot plants at the same site as the other plants shown on this web site, have a tree-like, upright growth form with erect stems and a very thick lower main trunk, thus making them very similar to the C. imbricata known in New Mexico and eastern Colorado and not similar to the hybrids.

Cylindropuntia imbricata

Cylindropuntia imbricata
Cylindropuntia imbricata
Cylindropuntia imbricataSynonym: Opuntia imbricata (Cane Cholla, Tree Cholla)
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Semi-deserts. Sandy, rocky openings and grasslands. Summer.
BLM lands near Hovenweep National Monument, Utah, June 17, 2007.

The structure surrounding the hollowed-out areas is the developing fruit.  The flower sat in the hollowed-out area.

Cylindropuntia imbricataSynonym: Opuntia imbricata (Cane Cholla, Tree Cholla)
Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Semi-deserts. Sandy, rocky openings and grasslands. Summer.
BLM lands near Hovenweep National Monument, Utah, June 17, 2007.