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

(1856)
t. 14
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name recognized:
720692 Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

name cited:
720560 Opuntia missouriensis DC.

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

epithet recognized: polyacanthus,-a,-um

Illustration contributed by:
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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