Maihueniopsis ovata

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Maihueniopsis ovata


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: Maihueniopsis
Species: Maihueniopsis ovata



  • Opuntia ovata Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 144. 1837 syn. sec. Hunt 2006
  • Tephrocactus ovatus (Pfeiff.) Backeb., Kaktus-ABC: 113. 1936 ["1935"] syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • Tephrocactus articulatus var. ovatus (Pfeiff.) Backeb. in Cactus (Paris) 38: 249. 1953 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia ovoides Lem., Cact. Gen. Sp. Nov.: 73. 1839 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia grata Phil. in Linnaea 30: 211. 1859 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia monticola Phil. in Linnaea 33: 82. 1864 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia grata var. leonina Schelle, Handb. Kakteenkult.: 46. 1907 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Maihueniopsis ovata f. calva F.Ritter, Kakteen Südamerika 2: 389. 1980 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Central Chile to Argentina (Mendoza, San Juan).

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


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español: Gatito, Perrito
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