Genus: Opuntia Mill.

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Common names: prickly-pear
Genus number: 8512
Last updated: 13-Feb-2004
Accession Count: 721 (298 active, 188 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family
  2. Majure, L. C. et al. 2012. Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): Clade delimitation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. Amer. J. Bot. 99:847-864.
  3. Stuppy, W. 2002. Seed characters and the generic classification of the Opuntioideae (Cactaceae). Succ. Pl. Res. 6:51.

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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: Accessed 17 September 2019.