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Opuntia gosseliniana F.A.C.Weber
Bull. Soc. Natl. Acclim. France 49(Sig. 5): 83. 1902 [Mar 1902]
Family: CACTACEAE

= Opuntia violacea var. gosseliniana (F.A.C.Weber) L.D.Benson
Cacti Ariz. ed. 3. 21. 1969 L.D.Benson

Accepted Scientific Name: Opuntia macrocentra Engelm.
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 292 292 1856

Synonyms:

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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia macrocentra Engelm.
Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 292 292 1856
Synonymy: 8 Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia macrocentra var. minor M.S.Anthony
Amer. Midl. Naturalist 55: 244. 1956
Synonymy: 2
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Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the

  • Opuntia macrocentra Engelm.: has cladodes 15-20 cm long dark green, often purplish, with very long spines, mostly restricted to the upper margin of the cladode and only glochids on the lower areoles
    fruits deep purplish red. Distribution: Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.
  • Opuntia macrocentra var. minor M.S.Anthony: has cladodes 10-15 cm long, glaucous blue-green with few areoles, fruits pinkish red. Distribution: Texas and Mexico.
  • Opuntia violacea Engelm.: has stiff spines on the upper half of the cladode.
  • Opuntia violacea var. gosseliniana (F.A.C.Weber) L.D.Benson: has bristlelike (flexible) spines arising from all areoles on a cladode.

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