Taxon  Report   5948    
Opuntia pulchella  Engelm.  
(no longer an active name; please see Grusonia pulchella)
Beautiful cholla,  Sagebrush cholla
Opuntia pulchella, 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.
also called Grusonia pulchella
Genus: Opuntia
Habitat: dunes

Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub

Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF + CNPS + PLANTS other name:
Grusonia pulchella

NOTE: Opuntia pulchella is no longer an active name.
More information about  Opuntia pulchella
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jun 06, 2020).