Cylindropuntia xmultigeniculata Clokey Backeberg

1958, as a species blue diamond cholla

Opuntia multigeniculata Clokey 1943

Cylindropuntia Xmultigeniculata is a naturally occurring hybrid, C. echinocarpa x C. whipplei. Distribution: Arizona and Nevada.

Cylindropuntia molesta var. clavellina

Cylindropuntia munzii (C. B. Wolf) Backeberg 1966

munz cholla

Opuntia munzii C. B. Wolf 1938

Plants treelike with trunks or large shrubs, 2-4 m (6.6-13 ft) high, with main branches spreading and bearing terminal clusters of drooping stems. Stem segments easily detached, gray-green, 4-16 cm (1.6-6.3 in) long, 1.2-2.5 cm (0.5-1 in) in diameter, with prominent narrowly oval tubercles. Areoles with yellowish brown wool, aging gray, rounded or triangular. Glochids inconspicuous, yellow, 0.5-2 mm long. Spines 7-14, on most areoles, yellow, becoming reddish or black at the tips with age, round to slightly flattened in cross section, erect to spreading, the longest to 3 cm (1.2 in); marginal bristles sometimes present; sheaths baggy, yellow to golden. Flowers pale reddish to maroon-brown. Fruits globose, dry, tan, easily detached, spineless, 1.7-2.4 cm (0.7-0.9 in) long, 1.7-2.1 cm (0.7-0.8 in) in diameter, with abundant glochids and distinct tubercles. Distribution: Sonoran Desert of California, and Baja California Peninsula, Mexico.

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