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Wolf's Cholla
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About Wolf's Cholla (Cylindropuntia wolfii) Cylindropuntia wolfii is a species of cactus known by the common name Wolf's cholla. Cylindropuntia wolfii is native to Sonoran Desert, in the Colorado Desert of Southern California, and in Baja California, Mexico. It grows in dry, rocky desert habitat. Cylindropuntia wolfii is native to Sonoran Desert, in the Colorado Desert of Southern California, and in Baja California, Mexico. It grows in dry, rocky desert habitat. Cylindropuntia wolfii is an erect cactus which can approach 2 meters in maximum height. It has many narrow branches made up of woolly, yellowish green, cylindrical segments, the surface divided into wide tubercles bearing many brownish spines up to 3 centimeters in length. The flower is brownish purple outside to yellowish green in the center. The bumpy, spiny, dry fruit is up to 3 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Shrub, Succulent

Flower Color
Pink, Orange

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
-129' - 3450'

Annual Precip. ?
2.9" - 16.0"

Summer Precip. ?
0.30" - 1.39"

Coldest Month ?
42.2° F - 58.8° F

Hottest Month ?
74.1° F - 88.3° F

Humidity ?
1.46 vpd - 38.39 vpd

Landscaping Information
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Botanical Names
Opuntia wolfii


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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