Cylindropuntia ganderi

(C. B. Wolf) Rebman & Pinkava

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

Common names: Gander cholla
Basionyms: Opuntia acanthocarpa subsp. ganderi C. B. Wolf Occas. Pap. Rancho Santa Ana Bot. Gard. 2: 75, fig. 2 0. 1938
Synonyms: Opuntia acanthocarpa var. ganderi (C. B. Wolf) L. D. Benson Opuntia ganderi
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 115. Mentioned on page 104.

Shrubs, ascending, with strict branches, 0.5–1.5 m. Stem segments firmly attached, green, (5–) 10–26 × (1.7–) 2.5–4.5 cm; tubercles prominent, narrowly elliptic to oval, often subribbed, (0.9–) 1.3–2.6 cm; areoles elliptic to obdeltate, 4–7 × 2.5–5 mm; wool yellowish tan, aging gray. Spines 11–18 (–28) per areole, at most areoles, moderately to wholly obscuring stems, spreading or erect, whitish, pale-yellow to pinkish tan to reddish, aging brown or black, terete or abaxial spines basally flattened, grading in length, the longest porrect to reflexed, 2–2.5 (–3.5) cm, with 0–6 bristlelike spines at areole margins; sheaths slightly baggy, whitish becoming yellow to golden apically. Glochids in thin adaxial crescent, yellow or tan to rusty, 0.5–6 mm. Flowers: inner tepals greenish yellow, often with tips reddish abaxially, spatulate, 22–30 mm, apiculate to emarginate-apiculate; filaments yellow-green to green; anthers yellow to orange-yellow; style cream to yellow, sometimes basally greenish; stigma lobes greenish cream, cream or yellow. Fruits yellowish, drying tan, globose, tuberculate, budlike with spines similar to those of stem segments but slightly shorter, often reflexed; proximal tubercles slightly elongated if fruits fertile; umbilicus 4–5 mm deep; areoles 22–32 (–40). Seeds pale-yellow, angular-suborbicular, flattened to slightly warped, 4.5–6 × 4.5–5.7 mm, sides with 3–5 depressions; girdle smooth, not protruding. 2n = 22.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Mar–May).
Habitat: Desert alluvial flats, bajadas, sandy, gravelly to rocky substrates
Elevation: 100-1000 m

Distribution

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Calif., Mexico (Baja California)

Discussion

In the north part of its range, Cylindropuntia ganderi intergrades with C. californica var. parkeri.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Cylindropuntia ganderi"
erect +  and spreading +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br />) +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
yellow +  and orange-yellow +
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 +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
22 +  and 32 +
elliptic +  and obdeltate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Donald J. Pinkava +
(C. B. Wolf) Rebman & Pinkava +
Opuntia acanthocarpa subsp. ganderi +
proliferating +
flattened +  and cylindric +
Gander cholla +
Calif. +  and Mexico (Baja California) +
100-1000 m +
yellow-green +  and green +
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 +
tan;yellowish +
indehiscent +
persistent +, long +  and deciduous +
tuberculate +
globose +
dry +  and fleshy +
not protruding +
Desert alluvial flats, bajadas, sandy, gravelly to rocky substrates +
apiculate +  and emarginate-apiculate +
2.2 cm22 mm <br />0.022 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
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 (Mar–May). +
ridgelike +  and nipple--shaped +
J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. +
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 />) +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
flattened;slightly warped +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.57 cm5.7 mm <br />0.0057 m <br />) +
deciduous +  and persistent +
conspicuous +
0 (?) +  and 6 (?) +
flattened +
hard +  and rigid +
decurrent +
winged +  and unsegmented +
tuberculate +  and smooth +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
1.7 cm17 mm <br />0.017 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (26 cm260 mm <br />0.26 m <br />) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (4.5 cm45 mm <br />0.045 m <br />) +
segmented +
woody +  and succulent +
yellow +, cream +  and greenish cream +
greenish +, cream +  and yellow +
Opuntia acanthocarpa var. ganderi +  and Opuntia ganderi +
adventitious +
tuberlike +
epipetric +  and epiphytic +
Cylindropuntia ganderi +
Cylindropuntia +
species +
dull +  and glossy +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
narrowly elliptic +  and oval +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (2.6 cm26 mm <br />0.026 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
terrestrial;epiphytic or epipetric +
gray +  and yellowish tan +