Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow

First published in Pacif. Railr. Rep. Whipple, Bot. 4(5; 3): 47 (1857 publ. 1856)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is E. California to Utah and N. Mexico. It is a succulent subshrub and grows primarily in the desert or dry shrubland biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Arizona, California, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Nevada, Utah

Synonyms

Homotypic Synonyms

Classification

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • NatureServe (2021). NatureServe Explorer [web application] https://explorer.natureserve.org/.

An alternative taxonomy had been proposed by the following authorities:

  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford. [Cited as Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea.]
  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6. Scientific Data 8: 215. [Cited as Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea.]

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Duran [2773] United States K000100872 No
Clokey [8436] United States K000251420 No

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0