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Range DescriptionCylindropuntia imbricata is a wide ranging cactus, occurring in the Mexican states of Aguascalientes, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, MÃ©xico State, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Jalisco, MichoacÃ¡n, Morelos, Nuevo LeÃ³n, Oaxaca, Puebla, QuerÃ©taro, San Luis PotosÃ, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas, and MÃ©xico Distrito Federal. In the United States, the species is found in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas (HernÃ¡ndez et al. 2004). The species is widely distributed and common in the Chihuahua Desert Region (MartÃnez-Avalos and Jurado 2005, Goettsch and HernÃ¡ndez 2006). It is found at elevations from 1,600 to 2,400 m asl.