Calflora
Taxon  Report   9846    
Cylindropuntia californica  (Torr. & A. Gray) F. M. Knuth  var. californica 
California pricklypear,  Snake cholla
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2013 Dale Ritenour
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2010 Anna Bennett
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
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Opuntia californica
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia parryi var. serpentina
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia serpentina
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More information about  Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYCAC)

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 19, 2018).

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