Taxon  Report   5940 
Opuntia littoralis  (Engelm.) Cockerell
Coast prickly pear,  Coastal pricklypear, Western prickly pear
Opuntia littoralis
© 2002 Lynn Watson
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Opuntia littoralis
© 2003 Michelle Cloud-Hughes
Opuntia littoralis
© 2010 Michael O'Brien
Opuntia littoralis, 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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Opuntia littoralis
© 2006 Steve Matson
Genus: Opuntia
Coastal Sage Scrub
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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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ICPN: Opuntia occidentalis
ICPN: Opuntia semispinosa
ICPN: Opuntia littoralis var. littoralis
More information about  Opuntia littoralis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Jul 15, 2018).

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