Calflora
Taxon  Report   9584    
Cylindropuntia echinocarpa  (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) F. M. Knuth
Silver cholla
Cylindropuntia 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.
also called Opuntia wigginsii

Bloom Period
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Cylindropuntia ×wigginsii
JEF: Cylindropuntia wigginsii
JEF: Opuntia ×wigginsii
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More information about  Cylindropuntia echinocarpa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYEC3)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

Landscape information from Calscape

Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images

Consortium of California Herbaria


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 15, 2019).