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Abrojo, chain-link cactus (Cylindropuntia tunicata)

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Scientific name:Cylindropuntia tunicata (Lehm.) F. M. Knuth

Common name:

Abrojo, sheathed cholla, chain-link cactus


Found in sandy to gravelly substrates, usually calcareous slopes or alluvium (FNA 2002). Sandy grasslands. Highlands of central Mexico. In Ecuador, along river dominated by thorny shrubs. Sandy slopes, dry rocky slopes.
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