Taxon  Report   8967    
Opuntia californica  (Torr. & A. Gray) Coville  var. californica   
(no longer an active name; please see Cylindropuntia californica var. californica)
Snake cholla
Opuntia californica var. californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb (stem succulent) that is native to California.

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Genus: Opuntia
Name Status:
CNPS + PLANTS other name:
Cylindropuntia californica var. californica

ICPN other name:
Cylindropuntia californica

NOTE: Opuntia californica var. californica is no longer an active name.
More information about  Opuntia californica var. californica
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 09, 2019).