Opuntia polyacantha var. trichophora

Opuntia polyacantha var. trichophora (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) J.M.Coult. ()
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🌵 BasionymOpuntia missouriensis var. trichophora ()
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🌵 Basionym published in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 300 (1856)
Etymology

Greek thrix (stem trich-) ‘hair’ + Greek –phoros ‘-bearing’. For the “bristly […] hair-like twisted spines” (Engelmann “aculeis 10-18 setiformibus […] capillaceis flexuosis”).


How to cite

van der Meer, Maarten H.J. (2022, August 15). Opuntia polyacantha var. trichophora. Dictionary of Cactus Names. Retrieved from https://www.cactusnames.org/opuntia-polyacantha-var-trichophora