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

t. 12
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recognized name:
720251 Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw.
recognized name (basionym):
171647 Cactus fragilis Nutt.
cited name:
719974 Opuntia brachyarthra Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow
drawing: P. Roetter
family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Opuntioideae
epithet cited: brachyarthrus,-a,-um

epithet recognized: fragilis,-is,-e

Illustration contributed by:
Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, U.S.A.
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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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6 720251 Opuntia fragilis (Nutt.) Haw. [125 171647 Cactus fragilis Nutt.]
J.M. Bigelow, Expl. Railroad Mississippi Pacific: t. 12 (1856) [P. Roetter]