The internal structure of Chainfruit (Cylindropuntia fulgida var. fulgida) and Staghorn (Cylindropuntia versicolor) Chollas - Teddybear (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), too, for that matter - looks very similar. I'm sure these photos are not of Teddybear Cholla, but that's as far as I'll go! (My Honey-Matt took a lot of photos for me; I didn't keep notes.)
Again, their woody insides allow these chollas to grow relatively tall.
|Still showing some skin!|