Cactaceae Juss.
Opuntia whipplei var. spinosior Engelm. , legitimate, scientific
Engelmann, G. (1856), Synopsis of the Cactaceae of the Territory of the United States and Adjacent Regions: 51, Plate 17, Figs 1-4 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: "... was found by Mr. A. Schott south of the Gila river..."
  • Etymology: "We have dedicated... to Captain A. W. Whipple, the commander of the expedition who, by his zealous and liberal co-operation, afforded every facility in his power in the various collections of natural history..."
Coulter, J.M. (1 April 1896), Preliminary revision of the North American species of Echinocactus, Cereus, and Opuntia. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 3(7): 451 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: "Schott 5 of 1855 in Herb. Mo. Bot. Gard.... Arizona...""
Toumey, J.W. (1898), Botanical Gazette 25: 119 [basionym]
basionym of: Opuntia spinosior (Engelm.) Toumey legitimate
Backeberg, C. & Knuth, F.M. (1936), Kaktus-ABC, en Haandbog for Fagfolk og Amatorer: 126 [basionym]
basionym of: Cylindropuntia spinosior (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth legitimate
Benson, L.D. (1982), The Cacti of the United States and Canada: 914 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: " 'Santa Cruz river valley and further East.' A. Schott, no. 5, VI, 1855, Mo. DUPLICATE: Pom 317797."
Crook, R. & Mottram, R. (2003), Opuntia Index Part 9: S. Bradleya; Yearbook of the British Cactus and Succulent Society 21: 76 [secondary reference]
  • Type: "US, Arizona, Gila River S to the Santa Cruz river, Tucson, and further east; Jun 1855, Arthur C. V. Schott 5."
  • Text: "HT: Not designated. LT: MO. Designated by Coulter (1896: 451). Superfluously also designated as LT by Benson (1982: 914). IT: POM 317797."
CHAH (2005), Australian Plant Census: - [nomenclatural synonym]
nomenclatural synonym of: Cylindropuntia spinosior (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth legitimate
Chinnock, R.J. (2015), Feral opuntioid cacti in Australia Part 1. Cylindrical -stemmed genera: Austrocylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia and Corynopuntia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Supplement 3: 63 [nomenclatural synonym]
nomenclatural synonym of: Cylindropuntia spinosior (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth legitimate
Baker, M.A., Cloud-Hughes, M.A., Rebman, J.P. & Majure, L.C. (2019), Nomenclatural changes in Cylindropuntia (Cactaceae). Madroño; Journal of the California Botanical Society 66(3): 93 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: "Designated by L. D. Benson (Benson 1982), Schott, no. 5, June 1855, MO 2015359!, Isolectotype: POM 317797!."
Baker, M.A., Cloud-Hughes, M.A., Rebman, J.P. & Majure, L.C. (2019), Nomenclatural changes in Cylindropuntia (Cactaceae). Madroño; Journal of the California Botanical Society 66(3): 93 [basionym]
basionym of: Cylindropuntia imbricata subsp. spinosior (Engelm.) M.A.Baker, Cloud-H. & Majure legitimate