“Cylindropuntia” Genus

Cylindropuntia Genus Image

Cylindropuntia is native to the Southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Its name simply means cylindrical “opuntia” meaning stems. Formerly, this genus was known to be a subgenus of “Opuntia”. Cylindropuntia became a separate genus due to its cylindrical stems. In terms of physical appearance, this genus has barbed spines that strongly stick to skin or clothing. In broad daylight or even during the night, Cylindropuntia plants appear to be glowing due to their silver-to-gold body color. Currently, it has thirty-five subspecies.

Cylindropuntia Plants On Succulent City

Cylindropuntia Imbricata Image
Cylindropuntia Imbricata (The Cane Cholla)
Cylindropuntia Leptocaulis Image
The Desert Christmas Cactus ‘Cylindropuntia Leptocaulis’
Cylindropuntia Acanthocarpa Image
Cylindropuntia Acanthocarpa (Buckhorn Cholla)
Cylindropuntia Spinosior Image
The Spiny Cholla ‘Cylindropuntia Spinosior’


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