Taxon  Report   9845 
Cylindropuntia californica  (Torr. & A. Gray) F.M. Knuth
California cholla
Cylindropuntia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Genus: Cylindropuntia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
Cylindropuntia californica var. parkeri
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Other Names:
(according to)

TJM2: Opuntia parryi
ICPN: Opuntia californica var. californica
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Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

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Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 16, 2014).

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