Tephrocactus molinensis

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Tephrocactus molinensis
Tephrocactus molinensis


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: Tephrocactus
Species: Tephrocactus molinensis


  • Tephrocactus molinensis (Speg.) Backeb., Cactus (Paris) no. 38: 249. 1953.


  • Basionym
    • Opuntia molinensis Speg., Anales Soc. Ci. Argent. 96: 63. 1923.
  • Homotypic
    • Maihueniopsis molinensis (Speg.) F.Ritter, Kakteen Südamerika 2: 390. 1980.
  • Heterotypic
    • Opuntia denudata F.A.C.Weber in Bois, Dict. Hort. 2: 897. 1898 [1], nom. inval.
    • Opuntia schumannii Speg., Anales Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires ser. 3, 4: 511. 1905, nom. illeg. non A.Berger (1904).
    • Tephrocactus molinensis var. denudatus (F.A.C.Weber) Backeb., Cactus (Paris) no. 38: 249. 1953.
    • Maihueniopsis schumannii (Speg.) F.Ritter, Cactus (Paris) no. 38: 249. 1953, nom. inval.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina (Salta).

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



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