Opuntia humifusa

ClassificationDicots
FamilyCactaceae
Family (Traditional)Cactaceae
GenusOpuntia
SpeciesOpuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.
Common Namedevil's-tongue, Nopal del este, pricklypear
Growth Habitshrub
Plant NotesHabit: shrub; Woody/Herbaceous: woody; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Absent; Simple/Compound: Leaves Absent; Petiole Type: Leaves Lacking; Leaf/Leaflet Margins: leaves absent;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.5
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (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

SynonymFull Citation
Cactus humifusus Cactus humifusus Raf.
Opuntia calcicola Opuntia calcicola Wherry
Opuntia compressa var. allairei Opuntia compressa var. allairei
Opuntia compressa var. fuscoatra Opuntia compressa var. fuscoatra
Opuntia compressa var. microsperma Opuntia compressa var. microsperma (Engelm.) L.D.Benson
Opuntia cumulicola Opuntia cumulicola Small
Opuntia humifusa subsp. humifusa Opuntia humifusa subsp. humifusa
Opuntia rafinesquei Opuntia rafinesquei Engelm.

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: Anderson (KY), Caldwell (KY), Campbell (KY), Crittenden (KY), Cumberland (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Hancock (KY), Hart (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Livingston (KY), Logan (KY), Madison (KY), Meade (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Hardeman (TN), Jackson (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Perry (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Williamson (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MTSU, TENN, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1931 - 2003

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100346764 Davidson Tennessee 25 Jul 1997 T. J. Weckman
3682
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346616 Caldwell Kentucky 01 Oct 1980 Rich Hannan
5837
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346673 Franklin Kentucky 10 Oct 1980 Steven Rice
109
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
BEREA011097 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Opuntia humifusa
ETSU008217 Campbell Tennessee
ETSU
Opuntia humifusa
APSC0063417 Oldham Kentucky 10 Sep 1960 James Matthews
APSC
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU006008 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU027475 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU006012 Wilson Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU013673 Logan Kentucky
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU006014 Logan Kentucky
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115110 Wilson Tennessee 08 Aug 1968 Kurt E. Blum
2891
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115105 Davidson Tennessee 30 Apr 1963 Nancy Williams
115
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115107 Maury Tennessee 27 May 1969 Kurt E. Blum
3618A
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
MTSU016548 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346665 Owen Kentucky 03 Oct 2003 R. L. Jones
9542
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346772 Smith Tennessee 08 May 1999 T. J. Weckman
4888
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346624 Anderson Kentucky 12 Jun 1956 Mary Wharton
10072
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31973000007938 Campbell Kentucky Prodoehl, Bonita
s.n.
KNK
Opuntia humifusa
TENN-V-0154422 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Opuntia humifusa
APSC0063420 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia humifusa
APSC0063418 Meade Kentucky 20 Sep 1947
APSC
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU013671 Smith Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU006013 Caldwell Kentucky
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
MTSU016549 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Opuntia humifusa
MTSU016552 Rutherford Tennessee
MTSU
Opuntia rafinesquei
UOS01938 Franklin Tennessee 12 Sep 1999 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115109 Williamson Tennessee 21 May 1987 Lisa Kelly
398
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115111 Wilson Tennessee 08 Aug 1968 Kurt E. Blum
2863
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU006011 Caldwell Kentucky
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU027477 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU035391 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
APSC0063419 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Opuntia humifusa
BEREA011095 Franklin Kentucky
BEREA
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346723 Cumberland Kentucky 15 Apr 1999 R. C. Clark
24276
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346632 Anderson Kentucky 06 Jul 1978 William S. Bryant
591
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346756 Hancock Kentucky 18 Jun 1980 R. Hannan
4259
EKY
Opuntia rafinesquei
HTTU027474 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU027476 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU006009 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
HTTU013672 Logan Kentucky
HTTU
Opuntia humifusa
BEREA024540 Caldwell Kentucky
BEREA
Opuntia humifusa
BEREA011096 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346780 Jessamine Kentucky 17 Jun 1961 Elizabeth M. Browne
4221.3
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
31234100346657 Anderson Kentucky 28 Jun 1978 William S. Bryant
484
EKY
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115103 Cannon Tennessee 24 Apr 1954 E. Quarterman
4960
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115108 Roane Tennessee 14 Jun 1984 B.E. Wofford
84-40
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115104 Davidson Tennessee 02 May 1963 Rose Payne
122
VDB
Opuntia humifusa
BRIT115112 Tennessee 13 Jun 1931 Compton Crook
s.n.
VDB
Opuntia rafinesquei
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Plant Photos

Opuntia humifusa - Alaina Krakowiak
Opuntia humifusa - Alaina Krakowiak
Opuntia humifusa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia humifusa - Dwayne Estes
Opuntia humifusa - Milo Pyne
Opuntia humifusa - Milo Pyne
Opuntia humifusa - Tara Littlefield
Opuntia humifusa - Tara Littlefield
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell
Opuntia humifusa - Theo Witsell