Taxon  Report   9584 
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa  (Engelm. & Bigelow) F.M. Knuth
Silver cholla
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2010 Thomas Stoughton
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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2004 James M. Andre
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
© 2009 Steve Matson
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa, 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 echinocarpa
© 2010 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia echinocarpa
TJM2 + PLANTS: Opuntia wigginsii
More information about  Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

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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: Mar 24, 2018).

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