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Nearly mature fruit of Cane Cholla, Cylindropuntia spinosior,
from Gila Co., Arizona, USA. This photograph is also hosted at Wikimedia where
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SUCCULENT: Spiny cactus with long, straight, thick joints with prominent tubercles. Large specimens up to three or more meters tall are not uncommon.
FLOWERS: Magenta/Pink. Sometimes yellow to greenish. The flower at right
was observed at Oak Flat in Pinal Co., Arizona on 4 June 2011.
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