Opuntia pottsii

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Opuntia pottsii


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. Setispinae
Species Opuntia pottsii


  • Opuntia pottsii Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck, ed. 2, 236. 1849.


  • Homotypic
    • Opuntia macrorhiza subsp. pottsii (Salm-Dyck) U.Guzmán & Mandujano, Cactaceae Syst. Init. 16: 18. 2003.
    • Opuntia macrorhiza var. pottsii (Salm-Dyck) L.D.Benson, Cacti Ariz. ed. 3. 20. 1969.
  • Heterotypic
    • Opuntia ballii Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 309, pl. 64. 1911.
    • Opuntia delicata Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 13: 310. 1911.
    • Opuntia filipendula Engelm., Syn. Cact. U. S. 38. 1856.
    • Opuntia rafinesquei var. montana Engelm. in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts, prepr. 3: 40. 1856 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia pottsii var. montana (Engelm.) Bulot in Succulentes (France). 2002 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia plumbea Rose in Smithsonian Misc. Collect. 50: 524. 1908 syn. sec. Majure 2021


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southern Central USA
      • Arizona, Texas
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast, New Mexico

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



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