Taxon  Report   9582 
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa  (Engelm. & Bigelow) F.M. Knuth  var. coloradensis  (L.D. Benson) Pinkava  (not an active name; please see Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. acanthocarpa)
Colorado buckhorn cholla
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
© 2013 Jean Pawek
Click on a photo to see it bigger.
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
© 2012 Neal Kramer
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis, 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.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details + photos)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations

Bloom Period
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Distribution by County 

Add an Observation of  Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis

Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
JEFR accepted name: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. acanthocarpa
Alternate Names:
(according to)

TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
NOTE: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
More information about  Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria


Search (Flora of North America)

Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

The information on this page comes from diverse sources. None of the links are sponsored.