Hoffman's Cholla [Opuntia X fosbergii Wolf]

Hoffman's Cholla [Opuntia X fosbergii Wolf]

Listing CNPS Unlisted R-E-D Code - None

State/Federal. Status -- None CACTACEAE April

Global Rank None State Rank None

Distribution: San Diego County

Habitat: This robust cholla grows on alluvial fans at the eastern foot of the Laguna Mountains on the desert's edge.

Known Sites: This species is abundant in the Anza-Borrego Desert within a very limited range from Mason Valley south to Canebrake Canyon; primarily west of Highway S-2.

Status: Hoffman's Cholla is stable in San Diego County. This cactus is well protected with much of its population within the Anza-Borrego State Park boundaries. This cane type cholla is considered a natural hybrid with Opuntia bigelovii as one parent and Opuntia echinocarpa as another possible parent.

Copyright May 1994 Craig H. Reiser.

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