Calflora
Taxon  Report   9845    
Cylindropuntia californica  (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth
California cholla
Cylindropuntia californica
© 2010 Anna Bennett
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia californica
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Cylindropuntia californica
© 2006 Vince Scheidt
Cylindropuntia californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Cylindropuntia californica
© 2018 Matthew Harvey
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Opuntia parryi
ICPN: Opuntia californica var. californica
ICPN: Opuntia californica
More information about  Cylindropuntia californica
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 (CYCA25)

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 15, 2018).

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