Cylindropuntia ramosissima

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Cylindropuntia ramosissima
Cylindropuntia ramosissima


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Cylindropuntieae
Genus: Cylindropuntia
Species: Cylindropuntia ramosissima


Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth, 1936 ["1935"]


  • Opuntia ramosissima Engelm. in Amer. J. Sci. Arts, ser. 2, 14(42): 339. 1852 syn. sec. Hernández & al. 2014
  • Grusonia ramosissima (Engelm.) G.D.Rowley in Tephrocactus Study Group 12(3): 45. 2006 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia tesselata Engelm. in Pacif. Railr. Rep. Parke, Bot. 4(5): 52. 1857 syn. sec. Guzmán Cruz & al. 2003
    • Opuntia tessellata var. cristata K.Schum. in Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 8: 70. 1898 syn. sec. Britton & Rose 1919
  • Cylindropuntia ramosissima var. cristata (K.Schum.) P.V.Heath in Calyx 4: 142. 1994 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • Arizona, California
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Nevada
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northwest

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


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مصرى: سيلندروبونتيا راموسيسيما
English: Branched Pencil Cholla, Diamond Cholla
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