The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

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M Opuntia basilaris Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Opuntia (family Cactaceae).

The record derives from Tropicos (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 5100054) with original publication details: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 298–299 1856.

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 basilaris var. basilaris Synonym L TRO
Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada (Griffiths) Munz Synonym L TRO
Opuntia basilaris var. ramosa Parish Synonym L TRO
Opuntia brachyclada Griffiths Synonym M TRO
Opuntia whitneyana E.M. Baxter Synonym M TRO

Infraspecific taxa:

This species contains the following infraspecific taxa*.

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Synonyms
Opuntia basilaris var. longiareolata (Clover & Jotter) L.D. Benson Accepted L TRO 1
Opuntia basilaris var. treleasei (J.M. Coult.) J.M. Coult. ex Toumey Accepted L TRO 1

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

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-5100054.

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