Taxon  Report   5949    
Opuntia ramosissima  Engelm.  
(no longer an active name)
Branched pencil cholla,  Pencil cactus, Pencil cholla
Opuntia ramosissima, 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.
Genus: Opuntia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted in JM93

JEF + PLANTS other name:
Cylindropuntia ramosissima

NOTE: Opuntia ramosissima is no longer an active name.
More information about  Opuntia ramosissima
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: Feb 20, 2020).