Opuntia polyacantha var. nicholii (L.D. Benson) B.D. Parfitt
  • Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles)
  • Navajo Bridge pricklypear


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Opuntia polyacantha var. nicholii (L.D. Benson) B.D. Parfitt. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001266532. Accessed on: 02 Jul 2020'

General Information

Stem segments narrowly to broadly obovate, 10-27 × 7-18 cm; areoles 8-11 per diagonal row across midstem segment, 12-30 mm apart. Spines in most areoles, of 2 kinds: major spines 1-5 per areole, down curved, ascending near stem segment apex, pink-gray or basal 2/3 brown to black, the longest 45-150 mm; minor spines 3-8 per areole, deflexed, white to gray, 60-220 cm (spine clusters easily detached in preparing specimens). Fruits stout; areoles 18-24, most bearing 3-12 spines, 8-17 mm. 2n = 66.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Navajo Bridge pricklypear

     Information From

    Cactaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).