Taxon  Report   9846 
Cylindropuntia californica  (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth  var. californica 
California pricklypear,  Snake cholla
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2013 Dale Ritenour
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2009 Andrew Borcher
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Parent Record Cylindropuntia californica
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PLANTS: Opuntia californica
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia parryi var. serpentina
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia serpentina
CNPS + PLANTS: Opuntia californica var. californica
More information about  Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
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Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Jun 20, 2018).

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