- Botanical Name: Consolea rubescens
Common Name(s):Roadkill Cactus
Description: The Consolea rubescens (“Road Kill Cactus”), begins as a normal-looking Opuntia species. As it matures, it takes on a tree-like form. It sports a cylindrical, woody trunk with a small rounded top. Spination on trunk is variable (naked or spiny). This cactus has an impressive mature height of 20′ with a mature width of 8′.