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Austrocylindropuntia verschaffeltii
Scientific Name: Austrocylindropuntia verschaffeltii (Cels ex F.A.C.Weber) Backeb.
Synonym: Cylindropuntia hypsophila, Cylindropuntia haematacantha, Austrocylindropuntia haematacantha, Opuntia posnanskyana, Austrocylindropuntia steiniana, Opuntia steiniana, Maihueniopsis verschaffeltii, Austrocylindropuntia verschaffeltii var. hypsophila, Austrocylindropuntia inarmata, Opuntia verschaffeltii var. hypsophila, Opuntia hypsophila, Opuntia digitalis, Opuntia verschaffelti var. digitalis, Cylindropuntia verschaffeltii, Opuntia verschaffeltii, Austrocylindropuntia hypsophila
Family: Cactaceae
Austrocylindropuntia  verschaffeltii
As Opuntia verschaffeltii from Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Does not like excess heat

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Bolivia (La Paz) to Argentina (Catamarca)

Growth Habits: Shrubby cactus, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm); stems up to 4 inches long (10 cm); persistant leaves up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm); 0 to 5 spines, up to 2 inches long (5 cm);

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
Red flowers, up to 1.6 inches long (4 cm), followed by spineless fruits

Fruiting Habits:

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