Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Opuntia opuntia (L.) H. Karst.:
United States (North America)

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Opuntia impedata Small:
United States (North America)

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Localities documented in Tropicos sources

Opuntia compressa var. austrina (Small) L.D. Benson:
United States (North America)

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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype for Opuntia impedata Small in Britton & Rose
Catalog Number: US 1111253
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Verified from the card file of type specimens
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): J. K. Small
Year Collected: 1921
Locality: Duval, Florida, United States, North America
  • Isotype: Small, J. K. 1923. Cactaceae. 4: 257.
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N1 - Critically Imperiled

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: N5 - Secure

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: T5 - Secure

Reasons: Widespread, abundant, weedy cactus in eastern United States, little affected by cactus-collecting pressures.

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Threats

Comments: Most cacti subject to horticultural collecting, but this species typically abundant and weedy in many sites, therefore resilient to moderate collecting levels.

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