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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. Last Changed: 14-May-2007
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 8 (7 active, 2 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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family. 2001 (Cact Fam) 511.
  3. Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon 326-327.
  4. Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 1982 (Cact US Can) 927-928.
  5. Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 (Cact Mex) 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). (CITES Appendices)
  7. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  10. Harrington, H. Manual of the plants of Colorado. (F Colo)
  11. Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  12. IPGRI New World Fruits Database (on-line resource). (New World Fruits)
  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 Arizona flora, ed. 2. (F Ariz)
  15. Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins A flora of New Mexico. (F New Mex)
  16. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  17. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  18. Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. (F Utah ed2)

Check other web resources for Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. :


Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=310532. Accessed 13 December 2018.