Opuntia rastrera

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Opuntia rastrera


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
Species: Opuntia rastrera


Opuntia rastrera F.A.C.Weber, 1898


  • Opuntia engelmannii var. rastrera (F.A.C.Weber) Pinkava in J. Arizona-Nevada Acad. Sci. 36: 20. 2003 syn. sec. ???
  • Opuntia engelmannii subsp. rastrera (F.A.C.Weber) Guiggi in Cactology 3: 8. 2012 syn. sec. ???
    • Opuntia lucens Griffiths in Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard. 19: 269–270. 1908 syn. sec. Tropicos
  • Opuntia lindheimeri var. lucens (Griffiths) Scheinvar in Phytologia 49: 320. 1981 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • NE. Mexico (to Veracruz and Jalisco).

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


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español: cuija
فارسی: اوبونتيا راستريرا
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