Cylindropuntia bigelovii

(Engelmann) F. M. Knuth in C. Backeberg and F. M. Knuth

in C. Backeberg and F. M. Knuth, Kaktus-ABC, 125. 1935.

Common names: Teddy-bear cholla
Illustrated
Basionym: Opuntia bigelovii Engelmann Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 307. 1856
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 109. Mentioned on page 105, 110.

Distribution

Ariz., Calif., Nev., nw Mexico

Discussion

Varieties 2 (1 in the flora).

Selected References

None.

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cushionlike +
gray +  and tan +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
deciduous +  and persistent +
obdeltate +  and rhombic +
Donald J. Pinkava +
(Engelmann) F. M. Knuth in C. Backeberg and F. M. Knuth +
Opuntia bigelovii +
proliferating +
flattened +  and cylindric +
Teddy-bear cholla +
Ariz. +, Calif. +, Nev. +  and nw Mexico +
15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
spiny +  and spineless +
indehiscent +
persistent +, long +  and deciduous +
clavate +, cylindric +  and subspheric +
dry +  and fleshy +
with low marginal ridge +  and smooth +
deciduous +
flattened +  and conic +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
succulent +
tuberculate +
fluted;spheric;depressed-spheric or club-shaped +
tinged color +
sometimes covered by outgrowths of proximal portion of style base or of flower tube wall +  and open +
persistent +  and deciduous +
ridgelike +  and nipple--shaped +
in C. Backeberg and F. M. Knuth, Kaktus-ABC, +
3;2;2;30 +
tuberlike +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
warped;flattened;subspheric angular +
Illustrated +
deciduous +  and persistent +
conspicuous +
flattened +
hard +  and rigid +
decurrent +
winged +  and unsegmented +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (40 cm400 mm <br />0.4 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (5.5 cm55 mm <br />0.055 m <br />) +
segmented +
woody +  and succulent +
Opuntia sect. Cylindropuntia +
adventitious +
tuberlike +
epipetric +  and epiphytic +
Cylindropuntia bigelovii +
Cylindropuntia +
species +
dull +  and glossy +
shrub +  and tree +
terrestrial;epiphytic or epipetric +
tan +  and brown +