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Taxon: Opuntia gosseliniana F. A. C. Weber

Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae subfamily: Opuntioideae tribe: Opuntieae
Nomen number: 25845
Place of publication: Bull. Soc. Natl. Acclim. France 49:83. 1902
Name verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Aug-2003
No species priority site assigned.



Species on the following lists:

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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Anderson, E. F. 2001. The cactus family. 500.
  • Backeberg, C. 1977. Das Kakteen Lexikon. 319.
  • Benson, L. 1969. The Cacti of Arizona, ed. 3. 21.
  • Benson, L. 1982. The cacti of the United States and Canada. 927. [= O. violacea var. gosseliniana (F. A. C. Weber) L. D. Benson].
  • Bravo-Hollis, H. & H. Sánchez-Mejorada. 1978. Las Cactáceas de México, vol. 1 - 1978, vols. 2,3 - 1991 258.
  • CITES. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Appendices I, II and III (on-line resource).
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. [mentions, as having Mexican distribution only].
  • Hunt, D. 1992. CITES Cactaceae checklist. [= O. macrocentra Engelm.].
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Kearney, T. H. & R. H. Peebles. 1969. Arizona flora, ed. 2. [mentions].
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third. [= O. violacea var. gosseliniana (F. A. C. Weber) L. D. Benson].
  • Shreve, F. & I. L. Wiggins. 1964. Vegetation and flora of the Sonoran desert.


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