Latin name: Cylindropuntia californica (Torr. & A.
  Gray) F.M.Knuth var. parkeri (J.M.Coult.) Pinkava
  Pronunciation: sil-in-dro-PUN-tee-a ka-li-FOR-ni-
  ka PAR-ker-eye
  Common name: Valley cholla, Cane cholla
  Family: Cactaceae (Cactus)
  Habitat: Dry gravelly fans and slopes to 6000', coastal
  sage scrub, chaparral and pinyon-juniper woodland,
  west edge of Colorado Desert
, Baja and adjacent
  mountains of southern California, Santa Fe Dam area

  Blooming period: May to July
  Click for Latin name derivations: 1) Cylindropuntia
  2) californica (3) parkeri
  Formerly Opuntia parryi var. parryi
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