Opuntia caracassana

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Opuntia caracassana


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: Opuntia
Series: O. ser. Nopalea
Species: Opuntia caracassana



Opuntia caracassana Salm-Dyck, 1850


  • Opuntia tunoides Britton & Shafer ex Bold., Fl. Dutch. W. Ind. Is. 2: 81. 1914 syn. sec. Britton & Rose 1919
  • Opuntia wentiana Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 1: 116. 1919 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • Opuntia bisetosa Pittier in J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 26: 42. 1936 syn. sec. Hunt 2016


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Caribbean
      • Aruba, Netherlands Antilles, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuelan Antilles
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela
    • Introduced into:
      • El Salvador

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



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