Opuntia fragilis

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Opuntia fragilis

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Opuntieae
Genus: Opuntia
Species: Opuntia fragilis

Name[edit]

Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw., 1819.

Synonyms[edit]

Basionym
  • Cactus fragilis Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 296. 1818.
Homotypic
  • Terecaulis fragilis (Nutt.) Berge, Buch der Welt 91. 1842.
  • Tunas fragilis (Nutt.) Nieuwl. & Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 479. 1916.
Heterotypic
  • Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow, Pacific Railr. Rep. 4(pt. 5 [no. 3]) (Whipple). 47. 1857.
  • Opuntia fragilis f. brachyarthra (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) Schelle, Handb. Kakteenkult. 56. 1907.
  • Opuntia fragilis subsp. brachyarthra (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) W.A.Weber, Phytologia 51(6): 374. 1982.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. brachyarthra (Engelm. & Bigelow) J.M.Coult., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3: 440. 1896.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. caespitosa L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 4: 2363. 1916.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. denudata Wiegand & Backeb., Descr. Cact. Nov. 10. 1956.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. frutescens Engelm., Boston J. Nat. Hist. 5: 245. 1845.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. parviconspicua Backeb., Descr. Cact. Nov. 10. 1956.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. tuberiformis L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 4: 2363. 1916.
  • Opuntia polyacantha var. schweriniana (K.Schum.) Backeb., Cactaceae (Backeberg) 1: 607. 1958.
  • Opuntia sabinii Pfeiff., Enum. Cact. 147. 1837.
  • Opuntia schweriniana K.Schum., Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 9: 148. 1899.

Hybrids[edit]

References[edit]

  • Haworth, A.H. 1819. Supplementum Plantarum Succulentarum ... 82.
  • Flora of North America 2008. 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2010 Mar 10 [1].
  • The International Plant Names Index 2009. Published on the Internet. 2010 Mar 10 [2].
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [3]
  • Opuntia fragilis Report on ITIS

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Brittle pricklypear, little pricklypear
svenska: Sköropuntia