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Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 310532
Place of publication: Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts ser. 2, 4:52. 1849 (Pl. fendler.)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 8 (7 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • brown-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • dense-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • desert prickly-pear  (Source: Fla Entomol) - English
  • major prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • Mojave prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • New Mexico prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • purple-fruit prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • yellow-spine prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • figuier de Barbarie à fruits violets  (Source: Zander Ency) - French
  • blåopuntia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental: ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Kansas (w.), Oklahoma]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico, Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California (s.), Nevada (s.), Utah (s.)]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chihuahua, Sonora]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family 511.
  3. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 326-327.
  4. Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada 927-928.
  5. Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada. 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 1:263.
  6. CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  7. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  9. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  10. Harrington, H. 1954. Manual of the plants of Colorado.
  11. Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California
  12. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  13. Irish, M. 2001. The ornamental prickly pear industry in the southwestern United States. Florida Entomol. 84:484.
  14. Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2.
  15. Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
  16. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  18. Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora.

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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=310532. Accessed 26 August 2019.