CactiGuide.com
cactus pictures




Cactus Family                                                                                                
CactiGuide.com Custom Nomenclature - System Default    About This | Login

Opuntia phaeacantha


Common Name(s): Brown-Spined Prickly Pear, Densely Spined Prickly Pear, Major Prickly Pear, Mojave Prickly Pear, New Mexico Prickly Pear, Purple-Fruited Prickly Pear, Yellow-Spined Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia camanchica, Opuntia mojavensis, Opuntia angustata, Opuntia superbospina, Opuntia woodsii, Opuntia charlestonensis
To view publication details for this taxon and related synonyms Click Here.
To view a chart comparing alternate taxonomy Click Here.
Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Mexico : United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: Comment from Dave Ferguson -Associate Curator, Rio Grande Botanic Garden:
Top picture is [also known as] O. camanchica (the most common small Opuntia at east Saguaro Nat'l. Mon.). A lot of plants there have white spines instead of the usual dark brown...The purple coloring is common in numerous species, especially when under stress. O. camanchica is very close to O. phaeacantha, but woody internally (no woody sceleton in O. phaeacantha) and averaging a tad larger.
This icon appears next to images that have been 3rd party verified. Click Here to learn more.
Click any picture below to enlarge.
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Saguaro National Park, East Unit, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Northeast Orange County, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Northeast Orange County, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Near Jerome Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Near Jerome Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Mt. Springs Summit, Nevada

Photographer: Craig Howe
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Saguaro National Park, Arizona

Photographer: Craig Howe
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe
Opuntia phaeacantha
O. phaeacantha
Picture taken at: Craig Howe's Personal Collection

Photographer: Craig Howe

*Currently 181 of 181 known species are represented on CactiGuide.com.


Do you have images of this species that would complement this page?

Visit the Big Picture Project to to learn how you can contribute.
© 2002-2017, CactiGuide.com All rights reserved.