Opuntia polyacantha Haw. [ Opuntia missouriensis var. trichophora 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. 15
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Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

name cited:
Opuntia missouriensis var. trichophora Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow
name recognized:
Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
drawing: P. Roetter
family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Opuntioideae
epithet cited: missouriensis,-is,-e

epithet recognized: polyacanthus,-a,-um

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San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
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heterotypic synonyms:
Opuntia missouriensis DC.; Opuntia trichophora (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) Britton & Rose;
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58 720692 Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
J. Torrey, Pacif. Railr. Rep., vol. 4 fasicle 3, : t. 15 (1853-1856) [P. Roetter]