Taxon: Cylindropuntia spinosior (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth

Genus: Cylindropuntia
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Opuntioideae
      Tribe: Cylindropuntieae
Nomen number: 427015
Place of publication: C. Backeberg & F. M. Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 126. 1936
Comment: for the date of publication of this work see Taxon 45: 513-514. 1996
Name Verified on: 29-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-Aug-2015
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • cane cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • spiny cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • walking-stick cactus  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Sonora
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona


  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam) 213.
  • Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Hunt, D. et al., eds. The new cactus lexicon. 2006 (Cact Lexicon)


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