Taxon  Report   5933    
Opuntia echinocarpa  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  
(no longer an active name)
Golden cholla,  Silver cholla, Silver or golden cholla, Staghorn cholla
Opuntia echinocarpa, 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.
Genus: Opuntia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF + PLANTS other name:
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

NOTE: Opuntia echinocarpa is no longer an active name.
More information about  Opuntia echinocarpa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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: Nov 22, 2019).