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M Opuntia erinacea 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 5100063) with original publication details: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 301 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 erinacea var. erinacea Synonym L TRO
Opuntia erinacea var. hystricina (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) L.D. Benson Synonym L TRO
Opuntia erinacea var. ursina (F.A.C. Weber) Parish Synonym L TRO
Opuntia hystricina Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow Synonym M TRO
Opuntia hystricina var. ursina (F.A.C. Weber) Backeb. Synonym L TRO
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) B.D. Parfitt Synonym L TRO
Opuntia ursina F.A.C. Weber 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 erinacea var. utahensis (Engelm.) L.D. Benson Accepted L TRO 1

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-5100063.

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