Opuntia pusilla

Family:CACTACEAE
Species:Opuntia pusilla (Haw.)Haw.
Common Name:COCKSPUR PRICKLYPEAR
Plant Notes:As the original description and neotype of O. pusilla are ambiguous, the name O. drummondii has been preferred for this species (Majure et al. 2017).
Status:Native
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order CARYOPHYLLALES
FamilyCACTACEAE
Genus Opuntia
Species Opuntia pusilla (Haw.)Haw. - COCKSPUR PRICKLYPEAR

Citation

Citation OPUNTIA PUSILLA (Haworth) Haworth, Syn. Pl. Succ. 195. 1812.
Basionym: Cactus pusillus Haworth 1803.
Type: Without data (neotype: Pfeiffer & Otto, Abbild. Beschr. Cact. 1: pl. 18. 1840). Neotypified by L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 922-923. 1982.

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Source

CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Bay Lit Lit: L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 431. 1982.
Duval FLAS  
Escambia USF  
Franklin FLAS  
Gadsden FSU  
Gulf FLAS  
Hillsborough USF  
Jefferson FSU  
Nassau NY  
Okaloosa FLAS  
Pinellas USF  
Santa Rosa FSU  
Sarasota Lit Lit: L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 431. 1982.
St. Johns USF  

Synonyms

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SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Cactus pusillus Cactus pusillus Haworth, Misc. Nat. 188. 1803. TYPE: Without data (neotype: Pfeiffer & Otto, Abbild. Beschr. Cact. 1: pl. 18. 1840). Neotypified by L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 922-923. 1982.
Opuntia drummondii Opuntia drummondii Graham, Botanist 5: pl. 246. 1846. TYPE: FLORIDA: St. Johns Co.: 5 mi. S of Ponte Vedra, 2 Sep 1954, Benson & Benson 15388 (neotype: POM). Neotypified by L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 923. 1982.
Opuntia pes-corvi Opuntia pes-corvi Leconte, in Engelmann, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 3: 346. 1856. TYPE: FLORIDA: Franklin Co.: Cult. at St. Louis, 1860, Engelmann s.n. (neotype: MO; isoneotype: F). Neotypified by L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 923. 1982.
Opuntia tracyi Opuntia tracyi Britton, Torreya 11: 152. 1911. TYPE: MISSISSIPPI: Harrison Co.: Biloxi, 11 May 1911, Tracy s.n. (holotype: NY).
Cactus foliosus Cactus foliosus Willdenow, Enum. Pl., Suppl. 35. 1814.  
Opuntia foliosa Opuntia foliosa (Willdenow) Salm-Reifferscheid-Dyck ex de Candolle, Prodr. 3: 471. 1828.BASIONYM: Cactus foliosus Willdenow 1814. 
Opuntia frustulenta Opuntia frustulenta Gibbes, Proc. Elliott Soc. Nat. Hist. Charleston 1: 273. 1859. TYPE: SOUTH CAROLINA: Charleston Co.: Folly Island near Charleston, 15 Feb 1916, Small s.n. (neotype: US). Neotypified by L. D. Benson, Cacti U.S. Canada 923. 1982.
Opuntia macateei Opuntia macateei Britton & Rose, Cact. 1: 221, f. 292-293. 1919. TYPE: TEXAS: Aransas Co.: Rockport, 28 Dec 1910, McAtee 1992 (holotype: US; isotype: NY).

Specimens

Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Escambia Co. 22 Aug 1976 B. F. Hansen 3941
USA Florida Okaloosa Co. 24 Nov 1980 G. Wilhelm 8019
USA Florida Franklin Co. 7 Jun 1938 F. N. Young 7
USA Florida Levy Co. 25 Apr 1959 G. R. Cooley 6521
USA Florida St. Johns Co. 15 Jun 2007 J. M. Kunzer 2150
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 06 Nov 2008 J. M. Kunzer 2653
USA North Carolina Onslow Co. 28 Apr 1969 S. W. Leonard 2396
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 05 Jan 2012 S. Dickman s.n.
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