Opuntia macrocentra

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Opuntia macrocentra


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. Strigiles
Species Opuntia macrocentra


Opuntia macrocentra Engelm., 1856.


  • Opuntia violacea var. macrocentra (Engelm.) L.D.Benson, Cacti Ariz. ed. 3. (L.D.Benson) 21. 1969.
  • Opuntia macrocentra var. aureispina S.Brack & K.D.Heil, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 60(1): 17. 1988.
  • Opuntia macrocentra var. martiniana L.D.Benson, Cacti Ariz. ed. 2, 64. 1950.
  • Opuntia macrocentra var. minor M.S.Anthony, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 55: 244. 1956.
  • Opuntia violacea Engelm. ex B.D.Jackson, Notes Milit. Reconn. (Emory) 157 (fig. 8). 1848.
  • Opuntia violacea var. castetteri L.D.Benson, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 41: 125. 1969.


  • Anderson, E.F. 2001. The Cactus Family. (Timber Press) ISBN 0-88192-498-9.
  • Engelmann, G. 1856. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA 3:292.
  • Flora of North America 2008. 'eFloras. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA. 2010 Mar 11 [1].
  • The International Plant Names Index 2009. Published on the Internet. 2010 Mar 11 [2].
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [3]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Black-spined pricklypear, purple pricklypear
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