Opuntia polyacantha Haw. [ Opuntia missouriensis var. Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow]
Bigelow, J.M., Plates to the Cactaceae of Whipple’s expedition (1856)
Expl. Railroad Mississippi Pacific

t. 15
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name recognized:
720692 Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

name cited:
720564 Opuntia missouriensis var. Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow

cited variety: trichophora
drawing: P. Roetter
family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Opuntioideae
epithet cited: missouriensis,-is,-e

epithet recognized: polyacanthus,-a,-um

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Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, U.S.A.
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heterotypic synonyms:
Opuntia missouriensis DC.; Opuntia trichophora (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) Britton & Rose;
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58 720692 Opuntia polyacantha Haw. Haw. [Opuntia missouriensis var. trichophora Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow]
J.M. Bigelow, Expl. Railroad Mississippi Pacific: t. 15 (1856) [P. Roetter]