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Taxon: Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.

 
Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 417537
Place of publication: Suppl. pl. succ. 82. 1819
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-May-2019
Species priority site is: National Arid Land Plant Genetic Resources Unit (PARL)
Accessions: 2 (2 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

Common names:

  • brittle cactus  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • brittle prickly-pear  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • fragile prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • little prickly-pear  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • loose prickly-pear  (Source: Cact Fam) - English
  • sköropuntia  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • CITES Appendix II:
  • Environmental: ornamental

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • EASTERN CANADA: Canada [Ontario]
    • WESTERN CANADA: Canada [Saskatchewan (s.), Alberta, Manitoba (s.), British Columbia]
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Michigan (n.w.)]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois (n.w.), Iowa (n.w.), Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma (w.), South Dakota, Wisconsin]
    • NORTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [New Mexico (n.), Texas (n.)]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona, California (n.), Utah]


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Anderson, E. F. The cactus family (Cact Fam) 499.
  3. Benson, L. The cacti of the United States and Canada (Cact US Can) 394-399.
  4. CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource). (CITES Appendices)
  5. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen (Zander Ency)
  6. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  7. Hunt, D. et al., eds. The new cactus lexicon (Cact Lexicon)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening (Dict Gard)
  9. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • 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=417537. Accessed 27 June 2019.