Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 122 1935. (Syn: Cylindropuntia ramosissima var. cristata (K.Schum.) P.V.Heath; Grusonia ramosissima (Engelm.) G.D.Rowley; Opuntia ramosissima Engelm.; Opuntia tessellata var. cristata K. Schum.);
Tamil Name: Uruttai Chapathikalli;
Cylindropuntia ramosissima is a species of cactus known by the common names diamond cholla and branched pencil cholla
Cylindropuntia ramosissima is native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the Southwestern United States, California, and Northwestern Mexico, and to Baja California and its Islas San Benito.
Cylindropuntia ramosissima is a decumbent or erect and treelike cactus which can approach 2 meters-6 feet in maximum height. It has many narrow branches made up of cylindrical segments, green in color drying gray, the surface divided into squarish, flat tubercles with few or no spines, or often with a single long, straight spine. The flower is small and orange, pink or brownish in color. The fruit is a small, dry, spiny body up to 2 centimeters long.
(From Wikipedia on 11.8.14)
Coimbatore hedge plant of -7-Aug-14 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Coimbatore of Aug 14.
Traditional eco-fencing plant, thorns have a rufous appearance. The plant is tubular no leafs seen. No milky sap. The plant winds into itself and spreads over a large area. Probably a cactus. Max height about 3 feet.
ID help required.
Cylindropuntia sp. (Cactaceae), I think.
Looks more like Cylindropuntia arbuscula
The plant is Cylindropuntia ramosissima
cactus (1) FOR ID :: Jurassic Cactus Park, Jaisalmer :: 27 OCT 18 : 6 posts by 2 authors. 4 images.
Jurassic Cactus Park, Kuldhara, Jaisalmer
Date: October 27, 2018 … Altitude: about 225 m (740 feet) asl
Pl. check comparative images at Cactaceae
It is cactus but cant say about species.
ID … Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth
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