EPPO Global Database

Opuntia phaeacantha(OPUPH)

Code created in: 2001-09-30

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: OPUPH
  • Preferred name: Opuntia phaeacantha
  • Authority: Engelmann


Western USA, Mexico. Introduced in various European countries, from France to Caucasus.

Highly variable species. Some authors consider that O. gilvescens is a distinct species.

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Opuntia angustata Engelmann & J.M. Bigelow
Opuntia canada Griffiths
Opuntia cyclodes (Engelmann & J.M. Bigelow) Rose
Opuntia gilvescens Griffiths
Opuntia phaeacantha var. major Engelmann

Common names
Name Language
brown-spined pricklypear English (US)
New Mexico prickly pear English
coloradói fügekaktusz Hungarian
opuncie hnědoostná Czech
опунція каманчська Ukrainian