Taxon  Report   9584 
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa  (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) F. M. Knuth
Silver cholla
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2018 Angelique Herman
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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2004 James M. Andre
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2010 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia echinocarpa
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia wigginsii
ICPN: Cylindropuntia ×wigginsii
ICPN: Cylindropuntia wigginsii
ICPN: Opuntia ×wigginsii
More information about  Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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:   (Accessed: Jun 20, 2018).

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