Taxon  Report   5931 
Opuntia chlorotica  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow
Dollarjoint pricklypear,  Pancake cactus, Pancake prickly pear
Opuntia chlorotica
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
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Opuntia chlorotica
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Opuntia chlorotica
© 2015 Keir Morse
Opuntia chlorotica, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America, Arizona, Nevada.

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Opuntia chlorotica
© 2004 James M. Andre
Genus: Opuntia
Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
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: Aug 15, 2018).

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