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Eve's Needle Cactus

This South American cactus develops into a shrub form with large spines and areoles that also bear cylindrical leaves that remain attached.  Flowers are infrequently seen in cultivation.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Austrocylindropuntia subulata has orange flowers
Austrocylindropuntia subulata flowers are open all day
Latin Name: 
Austrocylindropuntia subulata
Family Name: 
Cactaceae
Place of Origin: 
Peru, Ecuador
Bloom Time: 
Jul
Plant Types: 
Garden Location: 
Agave Extension Garden