Taxon  Report   9583 
Cylindropuntia bigelovii  (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth
Teddybear cholla
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
© 2018 Anna Wolfe
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Cylindropuntia bigelovii
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Cylindropuntia bigelovii
© 2009 Keir Morse
Cylindropuntia bigelovii, 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 bigelovii
© 2005 Matthew MacManes
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Creosote Bush Scrub
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS
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ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia bigelovii
ICPN: Cylindropuntia bigelovii var. bigelovii
More information about  Cylindropuntia bigelovii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Jul 20, 2018).

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