Grusonia grahamii

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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: Grusonia
Species: Grusonia grahamii


Grusonia kunzei (Rose) Pinkava, J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 32(1): 50. (1999)


The word grahamii is an epithet in honor of James Duncan Graham, an American surveyor and colonel, head of the Mexican Boundary Survey scientific corps.


  • Opuntia grahamii Engelm. in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 304. 1856 syn. sec. Parfitt & Gibson 2003
  • Corynopuntia grahamii (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth, Kaktus-ABC: 116. 1936 ["1935"] syn. sec. Parfitt & Gibson 2003
  • Opuntia schottii var. grahamii (Engelm.) L.D.Benson in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 41(3): 124. 1969 syn. sec. Parfitt & Gibson 2003
    • Corynopuntia planibulbispina Backeb., Cactaceae 6: 3603. 1962 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
Grusonia grahamii
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • New Mexico, Texas

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


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