Taxon: Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. polyacantha

Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
  Subfamily: Opuntioideae
      Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 435378
Name Verified on: 27-Feb-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 27-Feb-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II: ()

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Kansas, - Nebraska, - North Dakota, - Oklahoma, - South Dakota
    • 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, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia, - Saskatchewan


  • Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam)
  • 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)

Check other web resources for Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. polyacantha :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.