Description: Climbing, vining cactus with fleshy leaves and long thorns.
Flower: White, showy, many petaled flowers with pink to orange centers.
Fruit: Succulent yellow to orange berries in clusters.
Elevation: 0-1,500 feet
Impact: Spreads rapidly to form dense, thorny, impenetrable thickets. Two types of thorns occur on this plant: re-curved cat claw thorns that occur along new stems; and clusters of 1-2″ spines along woodier stems.