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Taxon: Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm.

Genus: Opuntia
Family: Cactaceae subfamily: Opuntioideae tribe: Opuntieae.
Nomen number: 414086
Place of publication: A. Gray, Boston J. Nat. Hist. 6:208. 1850
Comment: has equal priority with O. lindheimeri Engelm., but first united in 1856 by Engelmann under name of O. engelmannii
Name verified on: 16-Jul-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 12-Oct-2011
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 7 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:


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • cactus-apple   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • cowtongue cactus   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • cowtongue cactus   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis]
  • cowtongue prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • cowtongue prickly-pear   (Source: F NAmer ) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis]
  • desert prickly-pear   (Source: Fla Entomol 84:484.) – English
  • discus prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • Engelmann's prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • Engelmann's prickly-pear   (Source: F CalifJep ) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii]
  • few-spine marble-fruit prickly-pear   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • Lindheimer prickly-pear   (Source: AH 505 [as O. lindheimeri]) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri]
  • nopal prickly-pear   (Source: F Tex [as O. lindheimeri]) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri]
  • small round-leaf prickly-pear   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 [as O. lindheimeri]) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri]
  • Texas prickly-pear   (Source: F Tex [as O. lindheimeri]) – English   [Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri]
  • tuna   (Source: Cact Fam ) – English
  • klein rondeblaarturksvy   (Source: Weeds SAfr 2001 [as O. lindheimeri]) – Afrikaans   [Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri]
  • cacanapo   (Source: F Tex [as O. lindheimeri]) – Spanish   [Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri]
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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)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Louisiana [s.w.]
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - New Mexico, Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California [s.], Nevada [s.], Utah
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Guanajuato, Hidalgo, Queretaro

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm.:


Images:

More:
  • 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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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?414086 (30 August 2014)

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