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Opuntia polyacantha Haw.

Information from the Index of California Plant Names (ICPN)
Initial Editorial Analysis 7 Apr 2011
Source of Report for California Munz, P.A. 1974. A Flora of Southern California. Univ. of California Press, Berkeley, as cited in Kartesz & Meacham
Initial Editorial Comments in no way mentioned in Munz, Munz Supplement; as Opuntia polyacantha var. rufispina, indicated in Munz Southern California Flora for New York Mtns and mtns of Inyo Co.
Correspondence and Comments Subsequent to Initial Analysis
Correspondence 1 28 Aug 2002 e-mail from Jeff Greenhouse see Comment 1
Editorial Comments 1 Correspondence 1 indicates that Bruce Parfitt, The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1] co-author, now considers Opuntia erinacea var. erinacea and Opuntia erinacea var. utahensis as synonyms under the newly described Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. erinacea (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) B. D. Parfitt, for which the basionym is Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow. [Therefore, Opuntia polyacantha Haw. is added to accommodate Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. erinacea (Engelm. & J. M. Bigelow) B. D. Parfitt]
Editorial Summary and Current Status
Editorial Summary addition, for taxon recircumscribed since The Jepson Manual [Ed. 1]
Current Status JFP-1, accepted name for taxon native to CA
Current Status Authority The Jepson Manual [Ed. 2]
Current Status Date 7 Apr 2011
List of names for this Current Status category
List of ICPN names in Opuntia
List of names from ICPN, Hrusa's Crosswalk, and Jepson Flora in Opuntia

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