Opuntia mesacantha

Rafinesque, Bulletin Botanique 1: 216, 1830 (Also Opuntia mesacantha Raf ssp mesacantha Majure) See O. cespitosa    See O. humifusa    See O. lata   What is Opuntia mesacantha? Opuntia mesacantha is a southeastern prickly pear found in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida and adjacent areas in the southern Piedmant and Gulf Coast Barrier Islands. It is absent … Read moreOpuntia mesacantha

Opuntia cespitosa

Rafinesque, Bulletin Botanique 2: 216, 1830 Herbarium (submitted as O. humifusa); Herbarium (submitted as O. humifusa); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (submitted as O. humifusa); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium See O. humifusa   See O. lata    See O. mesacantha What is Opuntia cespitosa? Opuntia cespitosa is a prickly pear included in the O. humifusa group of cacti (O. humifusa s.l.). O. cespitosaRead moreOpuntia cespitosa

Opuntia macrarthra

Gibbes, Proceedings of the Elliott Society of Natural History of Charleston, South Carolina 1: 273, 1859 Drawing; Drawing (Britton and Rose, The Cactaceae, v1 1919, Plate XV and Plate XXII) What is Opuntia macrarthra? Opuntia macrarthra is a medium-sized prickly pear cactus found along the coast of South Carolina and its islands.  Details The stems are … Read moreOpuntia macrarthra

Opuntia tunoidea

Gibbes, Proceedings of the Elliott Society of Natural History 1: 272, 1859 O. bentonii is similar to O. tunoidea Details Opuntia tunoidea is a prickly pear cactus that occurs along the coast of South Carolina south of Charleston. It has been confused over the years with O. dillenii (see Britton and Rose), but it is not … Read moreOpuntia tunoidea

Opuntia lata

Small, Journal of the New York Botanical Garden 20: 26, 1919 (Also Opuntia mesacantha Raf ssp. lata [Small] Majure) Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium See O. cespitosa    See O. humifusa    See O. mesacantha What is Opuntia lata? Opuntia lata is prickly pear cactus known from central Georgia to northern Florida and east to central Mississippi where it occurs … Read moreOpuntia lata

Opuntia pusilla (O. drummondii)

(Haworth) Haworth, Synopsis Plantarum Succulentarum 195, 1812 Neotype; Neotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Details Opuntia pusilla is a prickly pear cactus of the coastal plains from North Carolina, across northern Florida, to Mississippi. While thought of as a beach cactus, this small prickly pear cactus … Read moreOpuntia pusilla (O. drummondii)

Opuntia humifusa

(Rafinesque) Rafinesque, Flora Medica (or Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of North America) 2: 247, 1830 Lectotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Drawing (Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 50: pl 2393, 1823 [as Cactus opuntia]); Drawing (Audubon, Birds of America [double elephant folio edition, plate 94, as Cactus opuntia] ca. 1830)  See O. cespitosa  See … Read moreOpuntia humifusa