Monday, August 10, 2009
At Sabino Canyon, chainfruit chollas are found in the lower bajada areas along with prickly pear cacti. Cactus wrens, zebra-tailed lizards and desert cottontails are easily observed in this habitat.
These cacti grow in a tree-like fashion, averaging about six feet tall, often in little forests of clones.
velas de coyote (coyote's candle) and brincadora (jumper).
Chainfruits bloom from May to August. I posted a sketch of some chainfruit blossoms on my Desert Colors blog for Cactus Monday.