Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 314437
Place of publication: Suppl. pl. succ. 82. 1819
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 23-Jan-1989 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Aug-2003
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • cliff prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • grizzly-bear prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • hairy prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • hedgehog prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • juniper prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Nichol's prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • plains prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • porcupine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • red-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • starvation prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • frilandsopuntia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico Chihuahua
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam) 512.
  • Benson, L. 1969. The Cacti of Arizona, ed. 3 71.
  • Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can) 382-393.
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)

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