Opuntia cespitosa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCactaceae
Family (Traditional)Cactaceae
GenusOpuntia
SpeciesOpuntia cespitosa Raf.
Common Name
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesHabit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;

Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 4.0
C value 4
StatusNative; KY[SNR] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Bourbon (KY), Butler (KY), Edmonson (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Jessamine (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), Madison (KY), Pike (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Blount (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fayette (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Haywood (TN), Jackson (TN), Jefferson (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Perry (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1948 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100346582 Fayette Kentucky Danny Husband
303
EKY
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154443 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154436 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154433 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154427 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154438 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154440 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154430 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154435 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154432 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154434 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154437 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0094264 Madison Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0104339 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0104349 Butler Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020450 Wilson Tennessee 09 Sep 2011 Katelin Fields
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
31234100346590 Jessamine Kentucky 13 Jun 1994 Gary W. Libby
359
EKY
Opuntia cespitosa
31234100739224 Fayette Tennessee 01 Jun 1968 Elizabeth M. Browne
T-478
EKY
Opuntia cespitosa
31234100346681 Pike Kentucky 09 Jun 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
8641
EKY
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154439 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154451 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154424 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154452 Pike Kentucky
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154441 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154426 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154442 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154429 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154428 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
TENN-V-0154431 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020449 Maury Tennessee 29 Mar 2008 Kristina Franks and Tina Spencer
000012
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0104348 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0097613 Logan Kentucky 10 Mar 1997
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020443 Lyon Kentucky 07 Aug 1987 Edward W. Chester with Floyd Scott
87-640
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0102333 Estill Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0040890 Montgomery Tennessee 30 May 1948 H.C. Phillips & Alfred Clebsch
118-1-1
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020448 Perry Tennessee 03 Oct 2002 Dwayne Estes
04258
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020441 Stewart Tennessee 16 Jun 1965 William H. Ellis
00153
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020446 Montgomery Tennessee 16 Jun 1970 Edward W. Chester
2335
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0106463 Bourbon Kentucky 01 Oct 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020444 Trigg Kentucky 21 May 1978 Edward W. Chester
3283
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0104346 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0106498 Fayette Tennessee
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0104347 Edmonson Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0073458 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020445 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Jun 1966 Lloyd Scott, Cindy Scherer, Ann Phillips
02084
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
APSC0020442 Trigg Kentucky 20 Aug 1986 Edward W. Chester
86-889
APSC
Opuntia cespitosa
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Plant Photos

Opuntia cespitosa - Ashley B. Morris
Opuntia cespitosa - Ashley B. Morris
Opuntia cespitosa - Ashley B. Morris
Opuntia cespitosa - Ashley B. Morris
Opuntia cespitosa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia cespitosa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia cespitosa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia cespitosa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia cespitosa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia cespitosa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia cespitosa - Joey Shaw
Opuntia cespitosa - Joey Shaw
Opuntia cespitosa - Joey Shaw
Opuntia cespitosa - Joey Shaw
Opuntia cespitosa - Joey Shaw
Opuntia cespitosa - Joey Shaw
Opuntia cespitosa - Milo Pyne
Opuntia cespitosa - Milo Pyne
Opuntia cespitosa - Milo Pyne
Opuntia cespitosa - Milo Pyne
Opuntia cespitosa - Sunny Fleming
Opuntia cespitosa - Sunny Fleming
Opuntia cespitosa - Tara Littlefield
Opuntia cespitosa - Tara Littlefield
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia cespitosa - Theo Witsell