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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Engelm. & Bigelow) F.M. Knuth

Opuntia echinocarpa Engelm. & Bigelow

Opuntia wigginsii L.D. Benson

Silver Cholla

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusCylindropuntiafrom the Greek kylindros, “a cylinder,” plus genus Opuntia, this is now the new genus of the so-called ‘true chollas’
SpeciesechinocarpaLiterally “hedgehog-fruited,” thus bearing prickly fruits

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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Silver Cholla)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd., Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 27 × 21" (68 × 52 cm)

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Silver Cholla)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd., Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 25 × 21" (63 × 52 cm)

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Silver Cholla)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd., Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 10 cm)

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Silver Cholla)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd., Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 6 × 4" (15 × 11 cm)

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa (Silver Cholla)

5/3/2018 · Park Blvd., Joshua Tree National Park
≈ 26 × 21" (67 × 52 cm)

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