"tasajillo" or "pencil cactus"
Baby (center) growing with an
population in Tamaulipas.
sheltering a large
Growing with an
population in Nuevo Leon. (Next two images.)
This is an interesting
due to growing branches from its fruit as a means of vegetative propagation.
growing at its base in Nuevo Leon.
Growing near a
population in South Texas.
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