Taxon  Report   5942    
Opuntia oricola  Philbrick
Chaparral pricklypear,  Prickly pear
Opuntia oricola
© 2003 Keir Morse
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Opuntia oricola
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Opuntia oricola
© 2003 Keir Morse
Opuntia oricola, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is found only slightly beyond California borders.

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Opuntia oricola
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Genus: Opuntia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Opuntia oricola
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

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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).