Solitary, sessile; yellow with suffused pink in the middle of each perianths. Flowering throughout the year.
An obovoid berry with spiny areoles; seeds numerous. Fruiting throughout the year.
Stem jointed, fleshy, flattened. Spines 1-3 per areoles. Leaves lanceolate, early caducous.
South East America; naturalised in India
State - Kerala, District/s: Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Palakkad