Opuntia polyacantha Haw. [ Opuntia missouriensis var. platycarpa Engelm.]
Torrey, J., Reports of explorations and surveys, to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean in 1853-6 (1856)
Pacif. Railr. Rep.

vol. 4 (1853-1856)
t. 14
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recognized name:
720692 Opuntia polyacantha Haw.
cited name:
720562 Opuntia missouriensis var. platycarpa Engelm.
drawing: P. Roetter
family: Cactaceae
subfamily: Opuntioideae
epithet cited: missouriensis,-is,-e

epithet recognized: polyacanthus,-a,-um

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heterotypic synonyms:
Opuntia missouriensis DC.; Opuntia trichophora (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow) Britton & Rose;
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