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Paddle cactus Nopalea (Opuntia) dejecta

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. Nopalea
Species Opuntia dejecta

Opuntia dejecta Salm-Dyck (1834)

Nopalea dejecta (Salm-Dyck) Salm-Dyck, Cact. Hort. Dyck., ed. 1849: 64. 1850 syn. sec. Salm-Dyck 1834
Opuntia diffusa Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 159. 1837 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)
Opuntia horizontalis Gillies ex Pfeiff., Enum. Diagn. Cact.: 145. 1837 syn. sec. Kew WCVP (2019)

Native distribution areas:

Continental:Southern America
Regional: Caribbean
Regional: Central America
El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua
Continental: Northern America
Regional: Mexico
Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
Introduced into:
Algeria, Queensland, Sardegna, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Tunisia, Western Australia

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

Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck, J. zu 1834: Hortus Dyckensis ou Catalogue des Plantes ... 361.

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 dejecta in Cactaceae at A global synthesis of species diversity in the angiosperm order Caryophyllales. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 04. Reference page.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Opuntia dejecta in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Jan 04. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Opuntia dejecta. Published online. Accessed: Jan 04 2022. 2022. Opuntia dejecta. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 04 Jan 2022.
The Plant List 2013. Version 1.1 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 2014 Sep 08. , as Nopalea dejecta
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Opuntia dejecta in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

Vernacular names
English: spiny nopal
español: Nopal chamacuero

Opuntia dejecta is a species of plant in the cactus family. They are listed in cites appendix ii. Flowers are visited by the broad-billed hummingbird.[2][3]

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"Opuntia dejecta". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 3 March 2022.
"Nopalea dejecta (Salm-Dyck) Salm-Dyck - Encyclopedia of Life". Retrieved 2022-02-04.
Mifsud, Stephen (2002-08-23). "Nopalea dejecta (Salm-Dyk) : - the online Flora of the Maltese Islands". Retrieved 2022-03-03.

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