Cylindropuntia fosbergii
Common Name: pink teddy-bear cholla
Family: Cactaceae
Element Code: PDCAC0D2U0
Full Name: Cylindropuntia fosbergii (C.B. Wolf) Rebman, M.A. Baker & Pinkava

Biology Glossary
Rarity Status Glossary
Occurrence Data from DFG
California Natural Diversity Database Glossary
  • Total # of Known Element Occurrences: 20
  • Element Occurrence Ranks:
    A B C D X U
    1 1 0 0 0 18
  • Population Status:
    >20 yrs
    <=20 yrs
    13 7
  • Presence:
    Present Extant Possibly Extirpated Extirpated
    20 0 0
Notes Glossary
  • Potentially threatened by development. Possibly an ancient hybrid with C. bigelovii and another, possibly extinct, taxon; but more likely a sister-species of C. bigelovii. See C. xfosbergii in TJM 2. See Occasional Papers of the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1:79 (1938) for original description, and Madroño 58(2):106-112 (2011) for information on possible hybrid origin.
  • To submit rare plant observation data, use the CNDDB field survey form. Please see also the CNPS Rare Plant Data page.
  • Date Added: 2009-04-02
  • Last Update: 2012-05-07
Location Glossary
  • Elevation: 85 - 850 meters
  • California Endemic: yes
  • States: California
  • California Counties and Islands:   name (code)
    San Diego (SDG)
  • Quads:   name (DWR code) USGS code
    Arroyo Tapiado (018B) 32116H2,  Sweeney Pass (018C) 32116G2,  Agua Caliente Springs (019A) 32116H3,  Monument Peak (019B) 32116H4,  Earthquake Valley (032C) 33116A4
  • Notes:
      Definitions of codes preceding a county and/or quad:
      * Presumed extirpated
      ? Uncertain about distribution or identity
      ?* Uncertain about distribution, but presumed extirpated if once present
      (?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
      Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable.
Presumed Extant Presumed Extirpated or Unknown 3368
Links to Leading Resources of Taxon Information
Suggested Citation
CNPS, Rare Plant Program. . Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants (online edition, v8-02). California Native Plant Society, Sacramento, CA. Website [accessed ].

32116H2=Arroyo Tapiado (018B) 32116H2;32116G2=Sweeney Pass (018C) 32116G2;32116H3=Agua Caliente Springs (019A) 32116H3;32116H4=Monument Peak (019B) 32116H4;33116A4=Earthquake Valley (032C) 33116A4