rat-tail cactus

rat′-tail` cac`tus


n.
a cactus, Aporocactus flagelliformis, of Mexico, having slim cylindrical stems that are easily trained into strange designs, and crimson flowers.
[1895–1900]
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The most common plant debris sheltering whipscorpions were fallen leaves or stems of lechuguilla (Agave lechuguilla), sotol (Dasylirion leiophyllum), blind prickly pear (Opuntia rufida), and rat-tail cactus (Coryphantha pottsii).