Opuntia hystricina Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow

, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3(preprint): 299 (1856).
IPNI Life Sciences Identifier (LSID)
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Boston, MA
3(preprint): 299
Family as entered in IPNI

Type Information

Collector Team
J.M.Bigelow s.n.
Type Herbaria
lectotype MO
isotype POM
Distribution Of Types
Colorado Chiquito [Little Colorado River], Navajo County (Arizona, Southwestern U.S.A., Northern America)


Benson (Cacti U. S. Canada 921. 1982) also lectotypified this species, with J. M. Bigelow's 1853 collection at MO.


Basionym of
Opuntia polyacantha subsp. hystricina (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) Guiggi, Cactology 5(Suppl. 8): 17 (2020).
Nomenclatural link
Opuntia polyacantha var. hystricina (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) B.D.Parfitt, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 70: 188 (1998).
Nomenclatural link
Opuntia erinacea var. hystricina (Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow) L.D.Benson, Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. ser. 4, 25: 249 (1944).