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Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm.
Tulip pricklypear



General Information
Symbol: OPPH
Group: Dicot
Family: Cactaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Shrub
Native Status: L48   N
Data Source and Documentation
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Distribution Map
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USA (AZ, CA, CO, KS, NM, NV, OK, SD, TX, UT)

Synonyms

Symbol Scientific Name
OPSU3 Opuntia superbospina Griffiths
OPMO3 Opuntia mojavensis Engelm.
OPAR4 Opuntia arizonica Griffiths
OPPHS2 Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. superbospina (Griffiths) L.D. Benson
OPDU2 Opuntia dulcis Engelm.
OPPHB Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. brunnea (Engelm.) Engelm.
OPPHC Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. camanchica (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) L.D. Benson
OPCA2 Opuntia canada Griffiths
OPPHN Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. nigricans (Engelm.) Engelm.
OPPHM Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. major
OPGI2 Opuntia gilvescens Griffiths
OPPHP Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. phaeacantha
OPWO3 Opuntia woodsii Backeb.
OPPHM2 Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. mojavensis (Engelm.) Fosberg
OPENC3 Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm. var. cycloides Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow
OPCH4 Opuntia charlestonensis Clokey

Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae – Cactus family
Genus Opuntia Mill. – pricklypear
Species Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. – tulip pricklypear

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Nevada
disk prickly pear, New Mexico prickly pear
Protected as a Cactus, Yucca, or Christmas tree
plateau prickly pear
Protected as a Cactus, Yucca, or Christmas tree

Wildlife

Food

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Cover

Source Large Mammals Small Mammals Water Birds Terrestrial Birds

Description of Values

Value Class Food Cover