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Austrocylindropuntia salmiana
Scientific Name: Austrocylindropuntia salmiana (Parm ex Pfeiff.) Backeb.
Synonym: Opuntia salmiana, Opuntia spegazzinii, Opuntia ipatiana, Austrocylindropuntia ipatiana, Platyopuntia salmiana, Cylindropuntia salmiana, Austrocylindropuntia salmiana, Opuntia salmiana var. albiflora, Austrocylindropuntia albiflora, Opuntia albiflora, Austrocylindropuntia salmiana var. albiflora
Family: Cactaceae
Austrocylindropuntia  salmiana
As Opuntia salmiana in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay

Growth Habits: Shrubby cactus, up to 6.5 feet tall (2 m); cylindrical stem segments, 8 inches long (20 cm), 0.6 inches in diameter (1.5 cm); yellow glochids; spines generally absent;

Watering Needs:


As Opuntia salmiana in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae

As Opuntia salmiana at the HBG (HBG 18365)

Blooming Habits:
Light yellow or light pink flower, often with a darker pink midstrip, up to 1.4 inches in diameter (3.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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