Calflora
Taxon  Report   9084    
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa  (Engelm. & Bigelow) F.M. Knuth
Buck horn cholla
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
© 2005 Gene Wagner, RPh.
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
© 2006 Trent M. Draper
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
© 2005 James M. Andre
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Opuntia acanthocarpa
More information about  Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYAC8)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 14, 2018).

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