Opuntia lasiacantha

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Opuntia lasiacantha


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. Streptacanthae
Species Opuntia lasiacantha


  • Opuntia lasiacantha Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact. 160. 1837.


  • Opuntia megacantha var. lasiacantha (Pfeiff.) A.Berger in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36: 453. 1905 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • Opuntia megacantha f. lasiacantha (Pfeiff.) Schelle, Kakteen: 69. 1926 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia zacuapanensis A.Berger, Hort. Mortol.: 413. 1912 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia chaetocarpa Griffiths in Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 27: 25. 1914 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
    • Opuntia rzedowskii Scheinvar in Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. Autón. México, Bot. 47–53: 123, f. 1–7. 1984 ["1976-1982"] syn. sec. Hunt 2016


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southwest

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



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Vernacular names

español: Nopal, Nopal De Cerro
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