Scientific Name

Cylindropuntia prolifera (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth

Family

Cactaceae

General

Cholla cactus (genus Cylindropuntia) grow with cylindrical stems, rather than pads (as in a prickly pair).

CI

This species is not common around CI. Several small groupings or single plants have been encountered.

References

More on this species at CalFlora.

The Jepson Manual (2012: 581, Cylindropuntia by Marc Baker, Bruce D. Parfitt and Jon Rebman).

Dale (2000: 88).

McAuley (1996: 286).

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Cylindropuntia prolifera at crest of ridge to south of University Glen and Town Center, CI (7 March 2013).

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Cylindropuntia prolifera near crest of hill above Arroyo Hall, CI (11 June 2005).

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Cylindropuntiaprolifera near crest of hill above Arroyo Hall, CI, Bell Tower West in the background (22 February 2013).

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Cylindropuntia prolifera near crest of hill above Arroyo Hall, CI (28 March 2008).

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Cylindropuntia prolifera at crest of hill to the south of University Glen and the Town Center, CI (7 March 2013).

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