Taxonavigation edit

Taxonavigation: Caryophyllales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Opuntieae
Genus: Opuntia
Species Opuntia cubensis

Name edit

Opuntia cubensis Britton & Rose, Torreya 12: 14 (1912).

Synonyms edit

  • Homotypic
    • Opuntia × cubensis Britton & Rose, Torreya 12: 14 (1912).
  • Heterotypic
    • Opuntia antillana Britton & Rose, Brooklyn Bot. Gard. Mem. 1: 73 (1918)
    • Opuntia domingensis Britton & Rose, Cactaceae 4: 259 (1923).
    • Opuntia ekmanii Werderm., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 29: 225 (1931).

Note: Cloned products of ITS suggest that O. cubensis originated as an interclade allopolyploid between Opuntia abjecta and probably Opuntia stricta with which it is sympatric. However, currently it is treated as a distinct species taxon and not a hybrid (Majure et al., 2012 & 2014)

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Additional references edit

  • Majure, L.C., Puente, R., Griffith, M.P., Judd, W.S., Soltis, P.S. & Soltis, D.E. 2012. Phylogeny of Opuntia s.s. (Cactaceae): clade delineation, geographic origins, and reticulate evolution. American Journal of Botany 99: 847–864.DOI: 10.3732/ajb.1100375   Reference page
  • Majure L.C., Soltis D.E., Soltis P.S. & Judd W.S. 2014. A case of mistaken identity, Opuntia abjecta, long-lost in synonymy under the Caribbean species, O. triacantha, and a reassessment of the enigmatic O. cubensis. Brittonia 66: 118–130. DOI: 10.1007/s12228-013-9307-z   Reference page

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