Taxon: Cylindropuntia versicolor (Engelm. ex J. M. Coult.) F. M. Knuth

Genus: Cylindropuntia
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Opuntioideae
      Tribe: Cylindropuntieae
Nomen number: 427019
Place of publication: C. Backeberg & F. M. Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 125. 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: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • deerhorn cholla  (Source: F Ariz) - English
  • staghorn cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • morada cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Sonora
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona


  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam) 214.
  • 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)
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)


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