Corynopuntia F. M. Knuth (1936)

club Opuntia
small limb prickly pear, creeping, clumping
spines thin, bristly, different long, also glochids
flowers relative large, yellow or crimson
fruits dry with few seeds

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USA - Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas
Mexico - northern states
warm and arid areas

Growth period

full sun and a warm location
somewhat sensitive to too much moisture, therefore keep the roots dry

Winter period

keep it bright and dry at minimum of 4°C (39°F)


a gravelly and pure minerally soil with a good drainage is recommandable
Corynopuntia clavata (G. Engelmann) F. M. Knuth (1936)
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New Mexico - Great Plans Grasland
northern Mexico


clavate Corynopuntia
clumping, stems small, 3–7 cm (1.2–2.7 in) long, clavate or obovoid,
gray to dark green
spines pale, slightly rough
about 10 radial spines

4–8 central spines, one to about 3 cm (1.2 in) long, dagger-like flattened
glochids numerous, yellow
flowers to 4 cm (1.5 in) long, yellow


Corynopuntia clavata is with rain protection down to -20°C (-4°F) cold hardy


Opuntia clavata G. Engelmann (1848)
Cylindropuntia clavata
(G. Engelmann) F. M. Knuth (1930)
Grusonia clavata (G. Engelmann) H. Robinson (1973)
CITES Appendix II
Description of "Kakteen von A bis Z" by Walter Haage with courtesy by Kakteen-Haage made available.