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Cylindropuntia munzii (C.B. Wolf) Backeb.
Habit: Plant < 2.4 m. Stem: trunk 1; branches several, spreading to curving upwards; terminal segments generally < 10 cm, 3--5 cm diam, generally easily detached; tubercles 10--16 mm, 3--8 mm high. Spines: 9--16, < 4 cm, light yellow to pale red-brown, sheath yellow-brown. Flower: inner perianth < 2 cm, yellow-green to red-brown; filaments green. Fruit: dry, proximal tubercles +- = to distal; base obtuse; generally with deciduous spines. Seed: generally fertile. Chromosomes: 2n=22.
Ecology: Gravelly or sandy soils of washes, canyon walls; Elevation: 150--600 m. Bioregional Distribution: DSon (Chocolate, Chuckwalla mtns, Imperial, Riverside cos.); Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Most localities in United States +- inaccessible.
Synonyms: Opuntia ×munzii C.B. Wolf; Opuntia munzii C.B. Wolf; Cylindropuntia ×munzii (C.B. Wolf) Backeb.
Unabridged Note: Appears to be a good sp. because of its abundance, large geographic range, and viable seeds, especially populations in northeastern Baja California.
eFlora Treatment Author: Marc Baker, Bruce D. Parfitt & Jon Rebman
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Cylindropuntia ganderi
Next taxon: Cylindropuntia prolifera
Citation for this treatment: Marc Baker, Bruce D. Parfitt & Jon Rebman 2017. Cylindropuntia munzii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=88946, accessed on January 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 20, 2017.