CNPS.ORG Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants - 7th edition interface
v7-18mar 3-19-18
Status: record opuntia_wigginsii - Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 12:04 ET c
Opuntia wigginsii
common nameWiggins' cholla
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life form stem succulent
CA Rare Plant Rank
List 3.3
LIST 3: We need more information about this plant (Review List).
     0.3: Not very endangered in California
state rank
S1?     S1: Less than 6 occurrences OR less than 1,000 individuals OR less than 2,000 acres
global rank
G3?Q      ranking system key
Where did the "RED" code go?
CA state listingNone  
federal listingNone  
where found
MAPS - Use v8 link below.

Topographic quads (6):
Carrizo Mountain NE (018A) 3211681, Arroyo Tapiado (018B) 3211682, Harpers Well (030C) 3311518, Earthquake Valley (032C) 3311614, Palo Verde (040B) 3311446, Savahia Peak (122D) 3411435
quad data info

Counties, states, regions:
Imperial (IMP), Riverside (RIV), San Bernardino (SBD), San Diego (SDG), Arizona (AZ)
A reminder: Species not recorded for a given area may nonetheless be present, especially where favorable conditions occur.
CNPS habitats•Sonoran desert scrub (SDScr)(sandy)
blooming period Mar  
elevation range30 - 885 meters
Apparently a sporadic hybrid between Cylindropuntia ramosissima and C. echinocarpa; needs further study. See Opuntia ramosissima in TJM (1993), and Cylindropuntia echinocarpa in TJM 2.
full nameOpuntia wigginsii L. Benson
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Additional information:
standard acronym  OPWI2 Element Code  PDCAC0D1P0
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Suggested citation: California Native Plant Society (CNPS). 2018. Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v7-18mar). California Native Plant Society. Sacramento, CA. Accessed on Sat, Nov. 27, 2021 from

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