Opuntia abjecta

Small ex Britton and Rose, The Cactaceae, Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family 4: 257, 1923 Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia abjecta? Opuntia abjecta is a prickly pear cactus that occurs in the lower Florida Keys where it grows on bare limestone or where a bit of sand or humus has accumulated. … Read moreOpuntia abjecta

Opuntia mesacantha

Rafinesque, Bulletin Botanique 1: 216, 1830 (Also Opuntia mesacantha Raf ssp mesacantha Majure) See O. cespitosa    See O. humifusa    See O. lata Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Hebarium   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 … Read moreOpuntia mesacantha

Opuntia xanthoglochia

Griffiths, Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 21: 166, 1910 Holotype; Painting (Mary Emily Eaton); Painting (Mary Emily Eaton) What is Opuntia xanthoglochia? Opuntia xanthoglochia is a prickly pear cactus cactus found in central TX, east of Austin although it may range into other areas. Details O. xanthoglochia resembles O. macrorhiza, and the cactus … Read moreOpuntia xanthoglochia

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 diploursina

Stock, Hussey, and Beckstrom, Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 86(2): 35, 2014 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Similar to Opuntia trichophora What is Opuntia diploursina? Opuntia diploursina was described from near Meadview, AZ. It has similarities with O. polyacantha erinacea and O. trichophora.  Details O. diploursina grows to about 45 cm tall with upright branches of 1-4(6) … Read moreOpuntia diploursina

Opuntia nemoralis

Griffiths, Monatsschrift fur Kakteenkunde 23: 133, 1913 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium  by Joe Shaw and Barry Snow What is Opuntia nemoralis? Opuntia nemoralis is a southern Midwest prickly pear that has been observed in saline prairies, sandhills, and shale outcrops in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. Details Plants observed north of Lake Ouachita in Arkansas were glaucous/pruinose, … Read moreOpuntia nemoralis

Opuntia columbiana

Griffiths, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 43: 523, 1916 Lectotype; Lectotype; Herbarium What is Opuntia columbiana? Opuntia columbiana is a prickly pear cactus that occurs in northeast Oregon and southeast Washington. Opuntia columbiana is referred to as O. × columbiana by some botanists (Anderson, 2001) who maintain that this Opuntia is a prickly pear hybrid … Read moreOpuntia columbiana

Opuntia lata

Small, Journal of the New York Botanical Garden 20: 26, 1919 (Also Opuntia mesacantha Raf ssp. lata [Small] Majure) Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; 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 … Read moreOpuntia lata

Opuntia zuniensis

Griffiths, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 43: 86, 1916 Holotype; Isotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Details Opuntia zuniensis is a prickly pear cactus that has been lumped together with O. phaeacantha, O. tortispina, or O. camanchica. Herein, it is considered to be a stand-alone species of prickly pear. The species has distinctive spination and occurs in Arizona, New Mexico, … Read moreOpuntia zuniensis

Opuntia tortispina

Engelmann & J. M. Bigelow, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3: 293, 1856 [1857] Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (submitted as O. aff polyacantha); Herbarium (submitted as O. polyacantha); Herbarium (submitted as O. polyacantha); Herbarium (submitted as O. polyacantha); Drawing (Britton and Rose, v1 1919, plate XV) Details Opuntia tortispina is a prickly pear … Read moreOpuntia tortispina