1. Family: Cactaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Opuntia Mill.
      1. Opuntia triacanthos (Willd.) Sweet

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Puerto Rico to Lesser Antilles.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Leeward Is., Puerto Rico, Windward Is.

    Opuntia triacanthos (Willd.) Sweet appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ekman [2911], Cuba K000035304
    Smith, C. A. [10442] K000035303
    Berger [0], Italy K000035291
    Howard [18396] K000035300
    Howard [18612] K000035301
    Howard [18653] K000035302
    Howard [18443] K000035299
    Adams, B.R. [M14] K000035297
    Adams, B.R. [M14] K000035298

    First published in Hort. Brit.: 172 (1826)

    Accepted by

    • Majure, L.C., Soltis, D.E., Soltis, P.S. & Judd, W.S. (2014). A case of mistaken identity, Opuntia abjecta, long-lost in synonymy under the Caribbean species, O. triacantha, and a reassessment of the enigmatic O. cubensis Brittonia 66: 118-130. New York Botanical Garden.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    Sources

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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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