Latin name: Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M.
  Knuth
  Pronunciation: sil-in-dro-PUN-tee-a ra-mo-SI-si-ma

  Common name: Pencil cholla
  Family: Cactaceae (Cactus)
  Habitat: Dry slopes, mesas and washes to 4000',
  creosote bush scrub, joshua tree woodland, both
  deserts

  Blooming period: April to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cylindropuntia
  2) ramosissima
  Formerly Opuntia ramosissima
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