Calflora
Taxon  Report   9588    
Cylindropuntia prolifera  (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth
Coastal cholla
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.
also called Opuntia prolifera
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Bloom Period
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia

Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Opuntia prolifera
More information about  Cylindropuntia prolifera
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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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 21, 2020).