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Cylindropuntia ganderi

Cylindropuntia ganderi (C.B. Wolf) J. Rebman

Opuntia acanthocarpa Engelm. & Bigelow ssp. ganderi C.B. Wolf

Opuntia acanthocarpa Engelm. & Bigelow var. ganderi (C.B. Wolf) L.D. Benson

Opuntia ganderi (C.B. Wolf) J. Rebman & Pinkava

Cylindropuntia ganderi var. catavinensis Rebman 2001

Ganders Cholla, Gander’s Cholla

ParentsUnknownGenus is not in the current taxonomy
GenusCylindropuntia
Speciesganderi

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Gander’s cholla is native to California and Baja California, Mexico.

Identification: Gander’s cholla is shrub-like, with many erect, upright branches. Stem segments are green, 1¾-8" (5-20 cm) × ⅝-1¾" (1.7-4.5 cm), with prominent bumps. Each spine group contains 11-28 spines, each ¾-1¼" (2-3.5 cm) long. Spines are white to reddish, closely spaced enough to overlap each other. Flowers are greenish-yellow, 1½-2" (3.8-5 cm) around. Fruits resemble burrs, and are yellowish in color.

References:

Anderson, Edward F., The Cactus Family, Timber Press, 2001, p. 208

Online References:

Cylindropuntia ganderi on CalPhotos

Cylindropuntia ganderi on Wayne's Word

Cylindropuntia ganderi on Opuntiads of the USA

Cylindropuntia ganderi at the Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association

Cylindropuntia ganderi on CactiGuide.com

Cylindropuntia ganderi on Pauline's SmugMug photos of Botany at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Cylindropuntia ganderi on eFloras

Cylindropuntia ganderi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Cylindropuntia ganderi (Ganders Cholla, Gander’s Cholla)

2/28/2010 · Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, CA
≈ 28 × 18" (71 × 46 cm)

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