Calflora
Taxon  Report   9588    
Cylindropuntia prolifera  (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth
Coastal cholla
Cylindropuntia prolifera
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia prolifera
© 2017 B.J. Dion
Cylindropuntia prolifera
© 2017 B.J. Dion
Cylindropuntia prolifera, 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.

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Cylindropuntia prolifera
© 2017 B.J. Dion
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Opuntia prolifera
More information about  Cylindropuntia prolifera
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYPR19)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).