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L Opuntia polyacantha var. hystericina (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) B.D. Parfitt is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of an infraspecific taxon* of the species Opuntia polyacantha Haw. in the genus Opuntia (family Cactaceae).

* The Plant List does not attempt to include all infraspecific taxa

The record derives from Tropicos (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 50222594) with original publication details: Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 70(4): 188 1998.

⥇ A cross-taxon basionym link was ignored while processing this record, see Opuntia hystricina Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow .

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Opuntia erinacea var. rhodantha (K. Schum.) L.D. Benson Synonym L TRO
Opuntia erinacea var. xanthostemma (K. Schum.) L.D. Benson Synonym L TRO
Opuntia rhodantha K. Schum. Synonym M TRO
Opuntia rhodantha var. xanthostemma (K. Schum.) Rehder Synonym L TRO
Opuntia xanthostemma K. Schum. Synonym M TRO

The species Opuntia polyacantha Haw. has a further 11 synonyms.

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-50222594, and has not been changed.