Taxon: Opuntia aciculata Griffiths

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 420184
Place of publication: Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 29:10. 1916
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 27-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Feb-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • chenille prickly-pear  (Source: Fla Entomol) - English
  • cowboy's-red-whiskers  (Source: F NAmer) - English

Economic Importance:

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

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  2. Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can)
  3. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  4. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  5. Irish, M. 2001. The ornamental prickly pear industry in the southwestern United States Florida Entomol. 84:484

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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?420184. Accessed 21 April 2018.