Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Opuntioideae
      Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 310532
Place of publication: Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts ser. 2, 4:52. 1849 (Pl. fendler.)
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 14-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 7 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • brown-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • dense-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • desert prickly-pear  (Source: Fla Entomol) - English
  • major prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Mojave prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • New Mexico prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • purple-fruit prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • yellow-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • figuier de Barbarie à fruits violets  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • blåopuntia  (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()
  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Fla Entomol 84:484. 2001)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, - Oklahoma
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, - Sonora
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, - Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam) 511.
  • Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 326-327.
  • Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can) 927-928.
  • Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex) 1:263.
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Harrington, H. Manual of the plants of Colorado. 1954 (F Colo)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  • Irish, M. 2001. The ornamental prickly pear industry in the southwestern United States Florida Entomol. 84:484.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles Arizona flora, ed. 2. 1969 (F Ariz)
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. 1980 (F New Mex)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. 1993 (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. :