1935, as a species Opuntia neoarbuscula Griffiths 1908
Cylindropuntia xneoarbuscula is a naturally occurring hybrid, C. arbuscula x C. spinosior. Distribution: Arizona.
Cylindropuntia prolifera (Engelmann) F. M. Knuth 1935 coastal cholla, jumping cholla Opuntia prolifera Engelmann 1852
Plants shrubby or treelike, erect, 0.6-2.5 m (24-98 in) high. Stem segments easily detached, greenish gray, 4-15 cm (1.65.9 in) long, 3.5-5 cm (1.4-2 in) in diameter, with promi
Cylindropuntia molesta var. clavellina nent tubercles. Areoles with tan wool, becoming black with age, somewhat round. Glochids yellow to brown, 0.5-2.5 mm long. Spines 6-12, on all but lowermost areoles, spreading, the basal ones bent downward, needle-like, reddish brown to dark brown, the longest to 2 cm (0.8 in); sheaths shiny light yellowish brown. Flowers rose to magenta. Fruits top shaped, usually sterile, fleshy, 2.1-3.5 cm (0.8-1.4 in) long, 2-3.2 cm (0.8-1.3 in) in diameter, often proliferating into short, erect chains of two to five. Distribution: ocean bluffs and coastal hills in California, and Baja California, Mexico.
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