This name is a synonym of Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow.
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 5100937) with original publication details: Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 299 1856.
Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI: http://ipni.org/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:175167-2.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-5100937.