Also called hanging chain cholla.  Part of cholla  genus Cylindropuntia in cactus  family Cactaceae.

Native to Sonoran Desert of 🇲🇽 Mexico and 🇺🇸 USA.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Cylindropuntia hosts caterpillars of 2 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.

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