Opuntia spinulifera

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Opuntia spinulifera


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 spinulifera



Opuntia spinulifera Salm-Dyck, 1834


  • Opuntia candelabriformis Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 159. 1837 syn. sec. Guzmán Cruz & al. 2003
  • Opuntia oligacantha Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 137. 1837 syn. sec. Guzmán Cruz & al. 2003
  • Opuntia candelabriformis var. rigidior Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck., ed. 1849: 68. 1850 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
  • Opuntia heliabravoana Scheinvar in Anales Inst. Biol. Univ. Nac. Autón. México, Bot. 45: 75. 1974 syn. sec. Guzmán Cruz & al. 2003


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast
    • Introduced into:
      • Argentina Northeast, Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces

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



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