Opuntia leucotricha

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Opuntia leucotricha


Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales
Classification System: APG III (down to family level)

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

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Opuntieae
Genus: Opuntia
Series: O. ser. Leucotrichae
Species: Opuntia leucotricha


Opuntia leucotricha DC., Mém. Mus. Par. 17: 119. 1828.


  • Heterotypic
    • Opuntia fulvispina Salm--Dyck ex Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact. 164. 1837.
    • Opuntia leucotricha var. fulvispina (Salm--Dyck ex Pfeiff.) F.A.C.Weber ex K.Schum., Gesamtbeschr. Kakt. Nachtr. 157. 1903.


  • Candolle, A.P. de (1828) Mémoires du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris 17: 119.
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]
  • Wunderlin, R.P. & Hansen, B.F. (2008) Opuntia leucotricha in Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants. Institute for Systematic Botany, University of South Florida, Tampa. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2015 Apr 17.