Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea

Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt ()
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🌵 BasionymOpuntia erinacea ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Descr. Cact. [G. Engelmann & J. Bigelow]: iv. 47 (1856)
Etymology

Latin ērĭnācĕus ‘hedgehog-like’. For the “numerous reddish-gray spines with red points bristling hedgehog-like (whence the specific name) in every direction” (Engelmann & Bigelow).


Common name
grizzlybear pricklypear

United States Department of Agriculture (2021)

How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, July 26). Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/opuntia-polyacantha-var-erinacea