Taxon  Report   5947 
Opuntia prolifera  Engelm.   (not an active name; please see Cylindropuntia prolifera)
cholla,  coastal cholla
Opuntia prolifera, 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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 Plant Characteristics
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Coastal Sage Scrub
Genus: Opuntia
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Name Status:
Accepted in JM93
TJM2 + PLANTS: accepted name: Cylindropuntia prolifera
 NOTE: Opuntia prolifera is not an active name in the Calflora species table.
 Information about  Opuntia prolifera  from other sources:

Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: May 25, 2015).

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