Opuntia engelmannii

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Opuntia engelmannii
Opuntia engelmannii

Taxonavigation[edit]

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. Tunae
Species: Opuntia engelmannii
Varietates: O. e. var. engelmannii – O. e. var. flavispina – O. e. var. flexospina – O. e. var. laevis – O. e. var. lindheimeri – O. e. var. linguiformis

Name[edit]

Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm., 1850

Synonyms[edit]

  • Opuntia engelmannii subsp. occidentalis Engelm. in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 291. 1856 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • Opuntia engelmannii f. occidentalis (Engelm.) Schelle, Handb. Kakteenkult.: 52. 1907 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia microcarpa K.Schum., Gesamtbeschr. Kakt.: 714. 1898 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia cantabrigiensis Lynch in Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 33: 98. 1903 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
  • Opuntia lindheimeri subsp. cantabrigiensis (Lynch) Guiggi in Cactology 3: 8. 2012 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia megacarpa Griffiths, Ill. Stud. Opuntia: 91, pl. 2, f. 3, pl. 13, f. 10. 1909 syn. sec. Tropicos
  • Opuntia engelmannii var. megacarpa (Griffiths) Fosberg in Bull. S. Calif. Acad. Sci. 33(2): 100. 1934 syn. sec. Tropicos
  • Opuntia occidentalis var. megacarpa (Griffiths) Munz, Aliso 4(1): 94. 1958 syn. sec. Tropicos
  • Opuntia ×occidentalis var. megacarpa (Griffiths) Munz in Aliso 4: 94. 1958 syn. sec. Parfitt & Gibson 2003
    • Opuntia riparia Griffiths in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 27: 26. 1914 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia valida Griffiths in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 27: 24. 1914 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia caesia Griffiths in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 29: 13. 1916 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia expansa Griffiths in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 29: 14. 1916 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia magnarenensis Griffiths in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 29: 9. 1916 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia pyrocarpa Griffiths in Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 43: 90. 1916 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia flavescens Peebles in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 9: 67. 1937 syn. sec. Tropicos
  • Opuntia engelmannii var. flavescens (Peebles) L.D.Benson, Cacti Ariz., ed. 2: 58. 1950 syn. sec. Tropicos
    • Opuntia bensonii Sánchez-Mej. in Cact. Suc. Mex. 17(2): 47, f. 40. 1972 syn. sec. Hunt 2016
    • Opuntia neochrysacantha Bravo in Cact. Suc. Mex. 19(1): 20. 1974 syn. sec. Hunt 2016

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Distribution[edit]

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern USA
      • Arizona, California, Louisiana
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Utah
    • Introduced into:
      • Baleares, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Free State, Italy, South Australia, Spain, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Victoria, Western Australia

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

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: Engelmann's Prickly Pear
español: Nopal de Engelmann
magyar: Engelmann-fügekaktusz
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