Taxon  Report   10552    
Cylindropuntia bigelovii  (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth  var. bigelovii   
(no longer an active name)
Teddybear cholla
Cylindropuntia bigelovii var. bigelovii, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Cylindropuntia bigelovii

NOTE: Cylindropuntia bigelovii var. bigelovii is no longer an active name.
More information about  Cylindropuntia bigelovii var. bigelovii
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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: Aug 09, 2020).