Taxon: Opuntia leucotricha DC.

Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 413967
Place of publication: Mém. Mus. Hist. Nat. 17:119. 1828
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 01-Jul-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Aaron's-beard prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • duraznillo blanco  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • nopal blanco  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • nopal colorado  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • nopal duraznillo  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • raggopuntia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Northern Mexico: Mexico San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico Guanajuato, Queretaro

  • Naturalized


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam) 505.
  • Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can)
  • CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  • IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)

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