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Plant Form: Small succulent tree or shrub.
Size: 1-3 m tall.
Stem: Fleshy and with white to cream spines 8-30 mm long. Rope-like in shape, growing in all directions. Lumpy or corrugated texture.
Flowers: Dark pink to purplish-red. 4-9 cm across. Near the end of stems.
Fruit and Seeds: Fleshy, spineless, egg-shaped, greenish-yellow. Up to 4 cm long. Can form chains attaching to eachother. Contain yellowish-brown seeds.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, roadsides, old gardens, woodlands, grasslands.
Distinguishing Features: Rope-like branches growing in various directions distinguish from other Cacti (Cactaceae family).