Calflora
Taxon  Report   9848    
Cylindropuntia wolfii  (L. D. Benson) M. A. Baker
Wolf's opuntia
Cylindropuntia wolfii
© 2011 Duncan S. Bell
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Cylindropuntia wolfii
© 2013 Keir Morse
Cylindropuntia wolfii, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Opuntia wolfii
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Cylindropuntia wolfii
© 2011 Dylan Neubauer
Family: CACTACEAE  
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Opuntia echinocarpa var. wolfii
ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS: Opuntia wolfii
More information about  Cylindropuntia wolfii
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 (CYWO)

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 15, 2018).