Tephrocactus nigrispinus

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Tephrocactus nigrispinus
Tephrocactus nigrispinus


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Tephrocacteae
Genus: Tephrocactus
Species: Tephrocactus nigrispinus
Subspecies: T. n. subsp. atroglobosus – T. n. subsp. nigrispinus



Tephrocactus nigrispinus (K.Schum.) Backeb., 1936 ["1935"]


  • Opuntia nigrispina K.Schum., Gesamtbeschr. Kakt.: 695. 1898 syn. sec. ???
  • Platyopuntia nigrispina (K.Schum.) F.Ritter, Kakteen Südamerika 2: 413. 1980 syn. sec. ???
  • Maihueniopsis nigrispina (K.Schum.) R.Kiesling in Darwiniana 25(1–4): 209. 1984 syn. sec. ???
  • Pseudomaihueniopsis nigrispina (K.Schum.) Guiggi in Cactology 3 (Suppl. V): 1. 2013 syn. sec. ???
    • Opuntia purpurea R.E.Fr. in Nova Acta Regiae Soc. Sci. Upsal. ser. 4, 1(1): 123. 1905 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
    • Tephrocactus hegenbartianus Backeb., Descr. Cact. Nov. 3: 15. 1963 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Chile North

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



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