Taxon  Report   5931    
Opuntia chlorotica  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow
Dollarjoint pricklypear,  Pancake cactus, Pancake prickly pear
Opuntia chlorotica
© 2004 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Opuntia chlorotica
© 2003 Charles E. Jones
Opuntia chlorotica
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
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
© 2017 Fred Melgert / Carla Hoegen
Genus: Opuntia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Chaparral, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Opuntia chlorotica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 24, 2019).