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Accepted Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia х multigeniculata (Clokey) Backeb.
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 1: 186. 1958 as a species (Hybridparents: O. echinocarpa x O. whipplei) Backeb.
Origin and Habitat: USA (AZ, NV, UT)
ENGLISH: Blue Diamond Cholla
Description: Opuntia multigeniculata (Cylindropuntia) has been variously reported to be a naturalling occuring hybrid or a stable and self-propagating species; some have reported that it is a hybrid between Opuntia echinocarpa and Opuntia whipplei. Apparently it has even been considered as a variety of Opuntia whipplei (Opuntia whipplei var. multigeniculata
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