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Plant Form Erect succulent shrub. Size Up to 2.5 m tall. Stem Cylindrical, fleshy, many branching, dark green to greyish-green, with woolly hairs and spines at points (areoles). Flowers Brownish or greenish-pink with reddish or brownish edges. 3-4 cm diameter. Fruit and Seeds Green to yellow oval-shaped with deep depression at top. 1-5 cm long. Sometimes with a few spines. Habitat Arid areas, wasteland, railway lines. Distinguishing Features Combination of features distinguish from other cacti. May be hard to distinguish from other Cylindropuntia species.