Taxon  Report   5935    
Opuntia erinacea  Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow  
(no longer an active name)
Grizzlybear pricklypear,  Mojave prickly pear, Old man cactus, Old man prickly pear
Opuntia erinacea, 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, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Joshua Tree Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

ICPN + PLANTS other name:
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea

NOTE: Opuntia erinacea is no longer an active name.
More information about  Opuntia erinacea
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: Dec 15, 2019).