Species Details

Cylindropuntia munzii

Munz's cholla

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Scientific Name:
Cylindropuntia munzii (C.B. Wolf) Backeb.
Common Name:
Munz's cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC0D0V0
USDA Plants Symbol: CYMU12
Synonyms/Other Names:
Lifeform: perennial stem
Blooming Period: May
Elevation:
150 - 600 meters
490 - 1970 feet
General Habitat:
  • Sonoran desert scrub (gravelly, sandy)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known only from the Chocolate and Chuckawalla Mtns. Of hybrid origin, but stabilized; only reproducing vegetatively. Some occurrences threatened by military activities.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 6
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
1 0 2 0 0 3
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 5
Presence:
Presumed Extant 6
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Baja California (BA), California (CA)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Imperial (IMP), Riverside (RIV)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Acolita (3311512), Augustine Pass (3311543), Blue Mountain (3311521), Chuckwalla Spring (3311542), East of Acolita (3311511), Iris (3311524), Iris Pass (3311544), Iris Wash (3311534), Lion Head Mtn. (3311533), Little Chuckwalla Mts. (3311541), Little Mule Mts. (3311531), Mammoth Wash (3311522), Mt. Barrow (3311428), Pegleg Well (3311532), Tortuga (3311523)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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