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

Genus: Cylindropuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Cylindropuntieae
Nomen number: 448890
Place of publication: C. Backeberg & F. M. Knuth, Kaktus-ABC 126. 1936
Link to protologue:
Comment: for the date of publication of this work see Taxon 45: 513-514. 1996
Name Verified on: 04-Oct-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • boxing-glove cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • boxing-glove cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • brinkadora  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • chain-fruit cholla  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • club cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • jumping cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • smooth chain-fruit cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Sonoran jumping cholla  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • roseakaktus  (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001) - Afrikaans

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental:
  • Human food:
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Baja, Sinaloa, Sonora]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa


  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  2. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  3. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  4. Henderson, L. 2001. Alien weeds and invasive plants: a complete guide to declared weeds and invaders in South Africa. Plant Protection Research Institute, Handbook 12 Note: = Opuntia fulgida Engelm.
  5. Henderson, L. 2015. Karoo invasion: prevention is better than cure. S. African Pl. Invaders Atlas Newslett. 35:4.
  6. Hunt, D. et al., eds. 2006. The new cactus lexicon

Check other web resources for Cylindropuntia fulgida (Engelm.) F. M. Knuth :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=448890. Accessed 29 May 2020.