Taxon  Report   9587    
Grusonia parishii  (Orcutt) Pinkava
Matted cholla
Grusonia parishii
© 2012 James M. Andre
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Grusonia parishii
© 2008 Jason E. Willand
Grusonia parishii
© 2004 James M. Andre
Grusonia parishii, 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.
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Grusonia parishii
© 2015 Steve McWilliams
Genus: Grusonia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Joshua Tree Woodland
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Opuntia emoryi
PLANTS: Opuntia stanlyi var. parishii
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia parishii
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More information about  Grusonia parishii
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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website references from Google

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 21, 2019).