Cylindropuntia whipplei is a sparingly to densely branched cactus with green or sometimes purplish-green, firmly attached stem segments…
Derivation: Honors Amiel Weeks Whipple (1817-1863), an American military officer and topographical engineer.
Whereas the generic name must be unique, there are often two or more genera with the same specific epithet. The same epithet can also be used within a species for subspecies, varieties, and forms.
Here is a full list of succulents with this epithet. Click on the photo or the name of the plant for which you wish to see further information.