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Common Name Jumping cholla, Chainfruit cholla
Latin Name Opuntia fulgida var. fulgida
Native Habitat Sonoran and Chihuahuan Deserts below 4,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water None to once per month
Height X Width Maximum 12 X 8 feet, usual 8 feet X 6 feet
Protective Mechanism Spines
Leaves Evergreen, light green
Garden Suitability Songbird, Sonoran
Ornamental Value Red-purple to pink flowers mid spring, green fruits in fall, cold marginal
Nature Value Flowers used by bees, fruits eaten by birds and mammals
Native American Uses Fruits eaten
Links  
    Images, and data http://davesgarden.com/pf/go/54958/index.html
    Images and data http://www.cnr.vt.edu/DENDRO/dendrology/Syllabus2/factsheet.cfm?ID=608
    Images and data http://www.blueplanetbiomes.org/chainfruit_cholla.htm
    Images and data http://www.arizonensis.org/sonoran/fieldguide/plantae/opuntia_fulg.html
    Distribution map http://csdl.tamu.edu/cgi-bin/erich/kartesz_single_dist?K1840400
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