Cumulopuntia sphaerica

Cumulopuntia sphaerica (C.F.Först.) E.F.Anderson ()
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🌵 BasionymOpuntia sphaerica ()
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Latin sphaerĭcus ‘globose, spherical’. For the shape of the stem segments, described by Förster as “completely spherical”.

This species, or at least the form previously known as Cumulopuntia crassicylindrica, is known locally as espina, a name also in use for Cumulopuntia dimorpha (Zanotti, Keller & Zuloaga in Darwinia, nueva serie 8(1): 343, 345. 2020).

How to cite

Maarten H.J. van der Meer (2023 Jun 28). Cumulopuntia sphaerica. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from