Taxon  Report   9846 
Cylindropuntia californica  (Torr. & A. Gray) F.M. Knuth  var. californica 
California pricklypear,  Snake cholla

Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2010 Anna Bennett
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Cylindropuntia californica var. californica
© 2009 Andrew Borcher
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Parent Record Cylindropuntia californica.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
(according to)

PLANTS: Opuntia californica
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia parryi var. serpentina
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia serpentina
CNPS + PLANTS: Opuntia californica var. californica
 Information about  Cylindropuntia californica var. californica  from other sources:

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 04, 2015).

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