Taxon  Report   5942 
Opuntia oricola  Philbr.
Chaparral pricklypear,  Prickly pear
Opuntia oricola
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
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Opuntia oricola
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Opuntia oricola
© 2003 Keir Morse
Opuntia oricola, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Opuntia oricola
© 2003 Keir Morse
Genus: Opuntia
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Opuntia oricola
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 18, 2018).

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