Christmas cholla
Opuntia leptocaulis de CandolleCactaceae

common name synonyms: desert Christmas cactus, pencil cactus, pencil cholla, rat-tail cactus, slender-stem cactus

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: shrub, subshrub, cactus

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: North America, Mexico (Central America)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth