Genus: Opuntia Mill.

Family: Cactaceae
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe: Opuntieae
Common names: prickly-pear
Genus number: 8512
Last updated: 13-Feb-2004
Accession Count: 723 (300 active, 190 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 4 July 2020.