Consolea rubescens

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Consolea rubescens


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Opuntieae
Genus: Consolea
Species: Consolea rubescens


Consolea rubescens (Salm-Dyck ex DC.) Lem., 1926


  • Opuntia rubescens Salm-Dyck ex DC., Prodr. 3: 474. 1828 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • Cactus rubescens (Salm-Dyck ex DC.) Lem. in Rev. Hort. 1862: 174. 1862 syn. sec. Tropicos
  • Consolea moniliformis subsp. rubescens (Salm-Dyck ex DC.) Guiggi in Cactology 1: 23. 2007 syn. sec. ???
    • Opuntia catocantha Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 166. 1837 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • Consolea catacantha (Link & Otto) Lem. in Rev. Hort. 34: 174. 1862 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
    • Opuntia guanicana Gürke in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 18: 180. 1908 syn. sec. Britton & Rose 1919
  • Consolea guanicana (K.Schum. ex Gürke) F.M.Knuth, Kaktus-ABC: 146. 1936 ["1935"] syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Leeward Is., Puerto Rico

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: sour pricklypear
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