Calflora
Taxon  Report   9847    
Cylindropuntia munzii  (C. B. Wolf) Backeb.
Munz's cholla
Cylindropuntia munzii
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia munzii, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.
also called Opuntia munzii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Cylindropuntia munzii
© 2011 Neal Kramer
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Cylindropuntia ×munzii
ICPN: Opuntia ×munzii
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Opuntia munzii
More information about  Cylindropuntia munzii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (CYMU12)

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 18, 2018).