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:
Typification:
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
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Alberta (s.), British Columbia (s.), Saskatchewan (s.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Kansas (w. & n.e.), Nebraska (w.), North Dakota, Oklahoma (Cimarron Co.), South Dakota]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas (w.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua (n.)]


References:

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

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?314437. Accessed 22 May 2018.