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Taxon: Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.

Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae subfamily: Opuntioideae tribe: Opuntieae.
Nomen number: 310532
Place of publication: Mem. Amer. Acad. Arts ser. 2, 4:52. 1849 (Pl. fendler.)
Name verified on: 28-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-May-2007
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 6 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


SPECIES OF CONSERVATION CONCERN BECAUSE RARE OR ENDANGERED

Species on the following lists:


Common names:

  • brown-spine prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • dense-spine prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • desert prickly-pear   (Source: Fla Entomol 84:484.) – English
  • major prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • Mojave prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • New Mexico prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • purple-fruit prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • yellow-spine prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • figuier de Barbarie à fruits violets   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • blåopuntia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Fla Entomol 84:484. 2001)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Check other web resources for Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.:


Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?310532 (24 April 2014)

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