Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Muehlenpf.) Backeb.

Family: Cactaceae Genus: Austrocylindropuntia Species: Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Muehlenpf.) Backeb.






Synonym Opuntia subulata (Muehlenpf.) Engelm., Pereskia subulata Muehlenpf.
Flower Color Red - Pink
Common Name Eve’s pin cactus, Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Cane cholla, Eve’s-pin prickleypear Flowering Period April-June
Vernacular /Local Name Fruiting Period July-Sept
Altitude Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Fruit ovoid or club-like and sometimes thorny.
Habitat Arborescent, growing in dry habitat Bark Type Prickly
Distribution Bark Details Surface smooth covered with long spines
Distribution in chandigarh Chandigarh Botanical Garden and Nature Park, Manimajara and Daria Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Lence shaped
Description of Species Perennial shrub (cactus) up to up to 4 m tall. Stems marked by rhomboid to ovate bumps in a few spiral rows. Leaf rudimentary turned in to grayish-white spines. Flowers violet pink, solitary, covered by rudimentary leaves. Fruit ovoid or club-like and sometimes thorny Leaf Details Leaves sessile, rudimentary turned in to grayish-white spines

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

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