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Opuntia mamillata A.Schott ex Engelm.
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 308. 1856 [27 May 1856]
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata (A.Schott ex Engelm.) Backeb.
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 1: 204. 1958 Backeb.

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cylindropuntia fulgida (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth
Kaktus-ABC [Backeb. & Knuth] 126. 1936 [12 Feb 1936]
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cylindropuntia fulgida f. cristata P.V.Heath
Calyx

Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata (A.Schott ex Engelm.) Backeb.
Cactaceae (Backeberg) 1: 204. 1958
Synonymy: 3 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Cylindropuntia fulgida f. monstruosa P.V.Heath
Calyx 4(4): 142 (1994).

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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Cylindropuntia fulgida group

  • Cylindropuntia fulgida (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth: Spiny succulent shrub up to 2.5-3 m tall and 2.4 m wide; pale green joints, 12 cm long with 2,5 cm yellow spines. The fruits stay on the plant and the areoles on the fruits keep producing more flowers, in turn producing more fruits. The end result is characteristic chains of fruit.
  • Cylindropuntia fulgida f. cristata P.V.Heath: Compact, small, crested form that produces a silhouette made of heavily convoluted folds. The short living grey/green foliage is arranged only at the top of the stem. The spiny grey stem will soon form a fan-shaped or snaky ridged bush reminding of a boa asleep.
  • Cylindropuntia fulgida var. mamillata (A.Schott ex Engelm.) Backeb.
  • Cylindropuntia fulgida f. monstruosa P.V.Heath

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