Opuntia echinocarpa

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Opuntia echinocarpa
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Opuntia
Species: O. echinocarpa
Binomial name
Opuntia echinocarpa
Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow

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

Cylindropuntia echinocarpa — formerly Opuntia echinocarpa — is known as the Wiggins' cholla. [1] It is also known, depending on the cast of needle color, as golden cholla or silver cholla. [1]

This species is a plant of the desert chaparral plant community in California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Sonora, and Baja California. [1] [2]


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