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Taxon: Opuntia curassavica (L.) Mill.

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 25831
Place of publication: Gard. dict. ed. 8: Opuntia no. 7. 1768
Link to protologue:
Comment: an implicit reference to a Linnaean basionym may be assumed fide Shenzhen ICN Art. 41, Ex. 6
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Aruba, Netherlands Antilles
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela (n.?)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia (n.?)


References:

  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family 493.
  2. Backeberg, C. 1958. Die Cactaceae. 457.
  3. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 314.
  4. Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada 272. Note: mentions
  5. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  6. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.

Check other web resources for Opuntia curassavica (L.) Mill. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=25831. Accessed 21 August 2019.