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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa


Common Name(s): Buckhorn Cholla, Colorado Desert Cholla, Major Cholla, Thornber Cholla
Synonym(s): Opuntia acanthocarpa, Opuntia californica, Opuntia echinocarpa, Opuntia thornberi
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Baja California (Norte), Sonora - Mexico : Arizona, California (state), Nevada, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: Red, YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Habitat near Wickenburg, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Habitat near Wickenburg, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Habitat near Wickenburg, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

Photographer: Craig Howe
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

Photographer: Craig Howe
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Habitat near Why, Arizona

Photographer: Peter Breslin
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Near Tucson, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Near Tucson, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa
Picture taken at: Western Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. thornberi


Common Name(s): Thornber Cholla
Synonym(s): Opuntia acanthocarpa, Opuntia californica, Opuntia echinocarpa, Opuntia thornberi
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Arizona - United States (North America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: Red, YellowEncounterability: Unusual in Collections
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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. thornberi
Picture taken at: Byron Fan's Private Collection

Photographer: Byron Fan
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. thornberi
Picture taken at: Apache Trail, Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. thornberi
Picture taken at: Apache Trail, Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. thornberi
Picture taken at: Apache Trail, Arizona

Photographer: Vladimir Malov

Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. coloradensis


Common Name(s): Thornber Cholla
Synonym(s): Opuntia acanthocarpa, Opuntia californica, Opuntia echinocarpa, Opuntia thornberi
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Sonora - Mexico : Arizona, California (state), Nevada, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Shrubby-Treelike
Flower: Red, YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: Variety coloradensis is a Mojave desert plant with yellow or tan spines.
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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Needles California

Photographer: Craig Howe
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Habitat in Nevada, United States

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Near Quartzite, Arizona

Photographer: Darryl Craig

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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Near Quartzite, Arizona

Photographer: Darryl Craig

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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Near Quartzite, Arizona

Photographer: Darryl Craig

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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
C. acanthocarpa var. coloradensis
Picture taken at: Near Quartzite, Arizona

Photographer: Darryl Craig

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