Calflora
Taxon  Report   9083    
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa  (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) F. M. Knuth  var. major  (Engelm.) Pinkava
Buckhorn cholla
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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. major, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Accepted by PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Opuntia acanthocarpa var. major
PLANTS: Opuntia echinocarpa var. major
More information about  Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. major
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYACM)

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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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