This name is a synonym of Opuntia articulata (Pfeiff.) D.R. Hunt.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 100363030) with original publication details: Cactus (Paris) 38: 249 1953.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:250154-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-100363030, and has not been changed.