Opuntia caracassana

Opuntia caracassana Salm-Dyck ()
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🌡 Published in Cact. Hort. Dyck. ed. II. 238. (1850)
Etymology

For the occurrence near Caracas, Venezuela, where it was collected by Carl Friedrich Eduard Otto. Crook & Mottram (Bradleya 14: 104. 1996) consider the spelling caracassana correctable to caracasana under Art. 60.1 of the International Code of Nomenclature.

The species is known in the Dutch Carribean in English as common prickly pear, in Dutch as Spaanse juffer and in Papiamento as tuna (Aruba, Bonaire), enfrou, infrou (Bonaire, Curaçao) and kaka di pushi (Common Prickly Pear Opuntia caracassana, Dutch Caribbean Species Register, accessed July 13, 2022).


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 19). Opuntia caracassana. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/opuntia-caracassana