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Opuntia aurantiaca1UGA1294050

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Caryophyllales

Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Opuntieae
Genus: Opuntia
Series: O. ser. Armatae
Species Opuntia aurantiaca

Opuntia aurantiaca Lindl., Edwards's Bot. Reg. 19: t. 1606. 1833.


Opuntia extensa Salm-Dyck ex Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 147. 1837 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
Cactus aurantiaca Gillies ex Loudon, Hort. Brit. Suppl. 2: 652. 1839 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
Opuntia maldonadensis Arechav. in Anales Mus. Nac. Montevideo 5: 286. 1905 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
Cylindropuntia maldonadensis (Arechav.) Backeb., Kaktus-ABC: 122. 1936 ["1935"] syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
Austrocylindropuntia maldonadensis (Arechav.) Backeb. in Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 23: 13. 1951 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
Opuntia montevideensis Speg. in Anales Mus. Nac. Buenos Aires, ser. 3, 4: 515. 1905 syn. sec. Hunt 2016

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Southern America
Regional: Southern South America
Argentina Northeast, Uruguay
Introduced into:
Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, New South Wales, Northern Provinces, Queensland, Spain, Victoria

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Lindley, J. (1833) Edward's Botanical Register. London 19 : t. 1606

Additional references

Korotkova, N., Aquino, D., Arias, S., Eggli, U., Franck, A. , Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guerrero, P.C., Hernández, H.M., Kohlbecker, A., Köhler, M., Luther, K., Majure, L.C., Müller, A., Metzing, D., Nyffeler, R., Sánchez, D., Schlumpberger, B. & Berendsohn, W.G. 2021. Cactaceae at Caryophyllales. org–a dynamic online species-level taxonomic backbone for the family. Willdenowia 51(2): 251–270. DOI: 10.3372/wi.51.51208 Open access Reference page.


Korotkova, N. et al. 2022. Opuntia aurantiaca in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 03. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Opuntia aurantiaca in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 03. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Opuntia aurantiaca. Published online. Accessed: Jan 03 2022. 2022. Opuntia aurantiaca. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 03 Jan 2022.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Opuntia aurantiaca in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Litjieskaktus
العربية: صبير برتقالي
English: tiger-pear, Jointed Pricklypear, Ttiger-pear, Tiger Pear, Jointed Cactus, Jointed Prickly-pear

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