Taxon profile


Desert Prickly Pear
Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Caryophyllales »  family Cactaceae »  genus Opuntia - pricklypear

Scientific synonyms

Opuntia arizonica Griffiths
Opuntia camanchica Engelm. & Bigelow
Opuntia canada Griffiths
Opuntia charlestonensis Clokey
Opuntia dulcis Engelm.
Opuntia engelmannii var. cycloides Engelm. & Bigelow
Opuntia gilvescens Griffiths
Opuntia mojavensis Engelm.
Opuntia phaeacantha var. brunnea (Engelm.) Engelm.
Opuntia phaeacantha var. camanchica (Engelm. & Bigelow) L. Benson

Other names

= Tulip Pricklypear

Least Concern


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Included taxa

Number of records: 2

varietas Opuntia phaeacantha var. discata (Griffiths) L.D. Benson & Walk.

Opuntia phaeacantha var. discata

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.]
EN Pyšek P., Sádlo J. & Mandák B. (2002): Catalogue of alien plants of the Czech Republic [], Preslia 74(2): 97–186, 2002. [as Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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