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Cylindropuntia fosbergii
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Conservation status

Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
  • Opuntia fosbergii C.B.Wolf
  • Grusonia fosbergii (C.B.Wolf) G.D.Rowley
  • Opuntia bigelovii var. hoffmannii Fosberg

Cylindropuntia fosbergii is a species of cactus known by the common names Hoffmann's teddybear cholla, pink teddy-bear cholla, and Mason Valley cholla. It is endemic to south-eastern California where its range is restricted to the flats and hillsides of a very limited area in the region of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in the western Sonoran Desert.


Cylindropuntia fosbergii grows to over seven feet in height and is distinguished by a pinkish tinge to its spines.

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