Taxon  Report   9987 
Grusonia pulchella  (Engelm.) H. Rob.
Sagebrush cholla
Grusonia pulchella
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Grusonia pulchella
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Grusonia pulchella, 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.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Grusonia pulchella
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Genus: Grusonia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub
Habitat: dunes
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Opuntia barkleyana
PLANTS: Opuntia brachyrhopalica
PLANTS: Opuntia gracilicylindrica
PLANTS: Opuntia pygmaea
PLANTS: Opuntia spectatissima
PLANTS: Opuntia tuberculosirhopalica
PLANTS: Opuntia wiegandii
TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS: Opuntia pulchella
More information about  Grusonia pulchella
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: Feb 23, 2018).

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