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Munz's Cholla (Opuntia munzii)

  • Global Rank: G3 - Vulnerable
  • Legal Status: N/A
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • State: CA
  • Nature Serve ID: 137096
  • Lifeform: Shrub
  • Categories of Interest: Cacti/Succulents
  • Date Inducted in National Collection: 12/15/2020

Where is Munz's Cholla (Opuntia munzii) located in the wild?

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Munz's Cholla can be found in California

Which CPC Partners conserve Munz's Cholla (Opuntia munzii)?

CPC's Plant Sponsorship Program provides long term stewardship of rare plants in our National Collection. We are so grateful for all our donors who have made the Plant Sponsorship Program so successful. We are in the process of acknowledging all our wonderful plant sponsorship donors on our website. This is a work in progress and will be updated regularly.

Conservation Actions

Center for Plant Conservation
  • 10/11/2021
  • Genetic Research

In January of 2011, Yesson et. al deposited the following sequence in Genbank. Cylindropuntia munzii voucher Barcenas 1899 (QMEX) 18S ribosomal RNA gene, partial sequence; internal transcribed spacer 1 and 5.8S ribosomal RNA gene, complete sequence; and internal transcribed spacer 2, partial sequence.

  • 09/01/2020
  • Orthodox Seed Banking

Based on an September 2020 extract of the California Plant Rescue Database, California Botanic Garden holds 4 accessions of Cylindropuntia munzii in orthodox seed collection. There are as many as 22345 seeds of this species in their collection - although some may have been used for curation testing or sent to back up.

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Taxon Opuntia munzii
Authority C.B. Wolf
Family Cactaceae
CPC Number 3024
ITIS 19719
Duration Perennial
Common Names Munz Cholla
Associated Scientific Names Opuntia munzii
State Rank
State State Rank
California S1
Ecological Relationships

Common Name Name in Text Association Type Source InteractionID
Sweat bees Agapostemon angelicus cockerell Not Specified Link
Mining bees Andrena enceliae cockerell Not Specified Link
Sweat bees Agapostemon texanus californicus Not Specified Link
Leaf-cutting bees Ashmeadiella opuntiae cockerell Not Specified Link
Sweat bees Dialictus incompletus crawford Not Specified Link
Anthophorine bees Exomalopsis nitens cockerell Not Specified Link
Leaf-cutting bees Lithurge apicalis cresson Not Specified Link
Long-horned bees Melissodes tessellata laberge Not Specified Link

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