Opuntia fragilis

Opuntia fragilis
Opuntia fragilis

TaxonavigationEdit

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
Series: O. ser. Xerocarpeae
Species: Opuntia fragilis

NameEdit

Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw., 1819.

SynonymsEdit

Basionym
  • Cactus fragilis Nutt., Gen. N. Amer. Pl. 1: 296. 1818.
Homotypic
  • Terecaulis fragilis (Nutt.) Berge, Buch der Welt 91. 1842.
  • Tunas fragilis (Nutt.) Nieuwl. & Lunell, Amer. Midl. Naturalist 4: 479. 1916.
Heterotypic
  • Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow, Pacific Railr. Rep. 4(pt. 5 [no. 3]) (Whipple). 47. 1857.
  • Opuntia fragilis f. brachyarthra (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) Schelle, Handb. Kakteenkult. 56. 1907.
  • Opuntia fragilis subsp. brachyarthra (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) W.A.Weber, Phytologia 51(6): 374. 1982.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. brachyarthra (Engelm. & Bigelow) J.M.Coult., Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 3: 440. 1896.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. caespitosa L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 4: 2363. 1916.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. denudata Wiegand & Backeb., Descr. Cact. Nov. 10. 1956.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. frutescens Engelm., Boston J. Nat. Hist. 5: 245. 1845.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. parviconspicua Backeb., Descr. Cact. Nov. 10. 1956.
  • Opuntia fragilis var. tuberiformis L.H.Bailey, Stand. Cycl. Hort. 4: 2363. 1916.
  • Opuntia polyacantha var. schweriniana (K.Schum.) Backeb., Cactaceae (Backeberg) 1: 607. 1958.
  • Opuntia sabinii Pfeiff., Enum. Cact. 147. 1837.
  • Opuntia schweriniana K.Schum., Monatsschr. Kakteenk. 9: 148. 1899.

HybridsEdit

DistributionEdit

Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
      • Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
    • Introduced into:
      • Argentina Northeast, Bulgaria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition

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Vernacular namesEdit

English: Brittle pricklypear, little pricklypear
magyar: törékeny fügekaktusz
svenska: Sköropuntia
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