Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. [ Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow]
Torrey, J., Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean in 1853-6 (1856)
Pacif. Railr. Rep.

vol. 4 (1853-1856)
t. 12
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Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.

name cited:
Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow
name recognized:
Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
name recognized (basionym):
Cactus fragilis Nutt.
drawing: P. Roetter
family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Opuntioideae
epithet cited: brachyarthrus,-a,-um

epithet recognized: fragilis,-is,-e

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homotypic synonyms:
Cactus fragilis Nutt.;
heterotypic synonyms:
Cactus pusillus Haw.; Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow; Opuntia drummondii Graham; Opuntia pusilla (Haw.) Haw.; Opuntia tracyi Britton;
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