Cylindropuntia californica var. parkeri

(J. M. Coulter) Pinkava

J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 33: 150. 2001.

Basionym: Opuntia echinocarpa var. parkeri J. M. Coulter Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3: 446. 1896
Synonyms: Opuntia bernardina Engelmann ex Parish Opuntia californica var. parkeri (J. M. Coulter) Pinkava Opuntia parryi Engelmann
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 114. Mentioned on page 113, 115.

Shrubs, suberect to erect, to 1.5 m. Stem segments bearing elliptic tubercles usually 1.5–3 cm. Spines commonly with 1 (–3) central spines much longer. 2n = 22.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Apr–Jul).
Habitat: Chaparral, oak scrub, juniper woodlands, grassy rolling hills, plains
Elevation: 200-1900 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
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 +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
13 +  and 30 +
obdeltate +  and rhombic +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
Donald J. Pinkava +
(J. M. Coulter) Pinkava +
Opuntia echinocarpa var. parkeri +
proliferating +
flattened +  and cylindric +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
200-1900 m +
yellow +  and green +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
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 />) +
spineless +  and few-spined +
gray-tan;green;yellowish +
indehiscent +
persistent +, long +  and deciduous +
15mm;32mm +
tuberculate +
top-shaped +  and subspheric +
dry +  and fleshy +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br />) +
Chaparral, oak scrub, juniper woodlands, grassy rolling hills, plains +
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 +
Flowering spring (Apr–Jul). +
ridgelike +  and nipple--shaped +
J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. +
3;2;2;30 +
flanged +
tuberlike +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
warped;squarish;angular +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Illustrated +
deciduous +  and persistent +
conspicuous +
7 (?) +  and 13 (?) +
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 />) +
green +  and purplish green +
6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br /> (30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
segmented +
woody +  and succulent +
cream-white +  and yellow +
cream-white +  and light green +
Opuntia bernardina +, Opuntia californica var. parkeri +  and Opuntia parryi +
adventitious +
tuberlike +
epipetric +  and epiphytic +
Cylindropuntia californica var. parkeri +
Cylindropuntia californica +
variety +
dull +  and glossy +
oval +  and elongate-elliptic +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
terrestrial;epiphytic or epipetric +
suberect +  and erect +
dark gray +  and tan +