Opuntia schumannii F.A.C.Weber ex A.Berger

First published in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 35: 34 (1904)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Central Colombia to NW. Venezuela. It is a succulent shrub and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as a medicine and for food.

Descriptions

Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1200–2600 m a.s.l. Native to Colombia. Colombian departments: Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Cesar, Cundinamarca, Norte de Santander, Santander.
Habit
Shrub.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): VU B2ab(iii). Listed in Appendix II of CITES.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: savanna, shrubland, artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Tuno o tunas
[UPFC]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
penca, tuna, tuna de la sabana, tuno
[UNAL]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Ecology
Alt. 1200 - 2600 m.
[UPB]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/152123/121580174

Conservation
VU - vulnerable
[IUCN]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 1200 - 2600 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada
[CPLC]

Uses

Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
[UPFC]

Use Food
Food (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (Instituto Humboldt 2014).
[UPB]

Common Names

Spanish
Tuno o tunas.

Sources

  • Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    • ColPlantA database
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/