Latin name: Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Engelm. & J.M.
  Bigelow) F.M.Knuth
  Pronunciation: sil-in-dro-PUN-tee-a ek-eye-no-KAR-pa

  Common name: Silver cholla
  Family: Cactaceae (Cactus)
  Habitat: Dry washes and mesas to 6000', creosote bush
  scrub, joshua tree and pinyon-juniper woodland,
  hybridizes with most co-occurring chollas
  Blooming period: April to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Cylindropuntia
  2) echinocarpa
  Formerly Opuntia echinocarpa
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