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Taxon: Opuntia decumbens Salm-Dyck

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 25833
Place of publication: Hort. dyck. 361. 1834
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • arpón  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • lengua de vaca  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • nopal de culebra  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish
  • nopal de tortuga  (Source: Cact Fam) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua


References:

  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family 494.
  2. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 314.
  3. Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada 273. Note: mentions
  4. Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada. 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 237-238.
  5. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  6. Erhardt, W. et al. 2000. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 16. Auflage
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  9. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).

Check other web resources for Opuntia decumbens Salm-Dyck :

  • 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=25833. Accessed 15 October 2019.