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Last updated 12/8/2008 by David Giblin.
Opuntia columbiana Griffiths[FNA4, HC2]
Columbia prickly pear

Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 43: 523. 1916 (as species).

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Taxonomy follows FNA. The plants of southeastern Washington were called (in H&C) O. polyacantha, a species whose range FNA interprets as no closer than southern Idaho and Alberta. See H&C for a discussion of spine characters in the complex.

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow var. columbiana (Griffiths) L.D. Benson[KZ99]
Opuntia polyacantha Haw., misapplied[FNA4, HC, HC2]
Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. polyacantha, misapplied[FNA4, HC2]