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Taxon: Opuntia echios J. T. Howell

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 310504
Place of publication: Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. ser. 4, 21:49. 1933
Link to protologue:
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)

Common names:

  • tree prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Southern America
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Ecuador [Galápagos]


References:

  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  2. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 315. Note: = Opuntia galapageia var. echios
  3. Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada 273. Note: mentions
  4. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  5. Wiggins, I. L. & D. M. Porter. 1971. Flora of the Galapagos islands.

Check other web resources for Opuntia echios J. T. Howell :

  • 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=310504. Accessed 15 July 2019.