The Subfamily Opuntioideae is a member of the Family Cactaceae. Here is the complete "parentage" of Opuntioideae:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Plantae
Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae
Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Phylum: Tracheophyta
Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses
Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Class: Magnoliopsida Brongniart, 1843 - Dicotyledons
- Infraphylum: Radiatopses Kenrick & Crane, 1997
- Subphylum: Euphyllophytina
- Phylum: Tracheophyta Sinnott, 1935 ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - Vascular Plants
- Subkingdom: Viridaeplantae Cavalier-Smith, 1981 - Green Plants
- Kingdom: Plantae Haeckel, 1866 - Plants
The Subfamily Opuntioideae is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Tribe (8): Caryophylleae · Cylindropuntieae · Ixieae · Larini · Narcisseae · Opuntieae · Primuleae · Spiraeeae
- Genus (19): Austrocylindropuntia · Brasiliopuntia · Consolea · Corynopuntia · Cylindropuntia · Eremurus · Grusonia · Marenopuntia · Micropuntia · Miqueliopuntia · Neoporteria · Nopalea · Opuntia · Pereskiopsis · Pterocactus · Quiabentia · Tacinga · Tephrocactus · Tunilla
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1,661 species, subspecies, varieties, forms, and cultivars in the Subfamily Opuntioideae.
Austrocylindropuntia is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae). There are 11 recognized species, which were once included in the genus Opuntia. Some are native to South America. [more]
Brasiliopuntia is a genus in the cactus family Cactaceae. [more]
Consolea is a genus of cacti, named after Italian botanist Michelangelo Console. The genus is native to the Caribbean and Florida. It has between 7 and 9 species. [more]
Cylindropuntia is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae), containing the chollas. They are also treated as a subgenus of Opuntia but are actually well distinct. [more]
Herbs perennial, with vertical, short, stout rhizome, surrounded at neck by leaf bases and sometimes also fibers from old, disintegrated leaf bases. Roots numerous, long, thickened, fleshy. Leaves several, all basal, tufted, linear. Scape simple, erect, exceeding leaves, with sterile bracts distally and a terminal raceme. Raceme usually densely many flowered, usually elongate in fruit; bracts membranous, margin often minutely serrulate, fimbriate, or ciliate, apex often long filiform acuminate. Flowers bisexual, 1 per bract axil, pedicellate; pedicel articulate or not. Perianth campanulate, tubular, or cupular; segments 6, free or connate at base, with 1, 3, or 5 veins. Stamens 6, often exserted; filaments filiform or dilated toward base; anthers dorsifixed near base, base with 2 lobes to 0.5 mm. Ovary 3-loculed; seeds several per locule. Style filiform, long, often conspicuously persistent in fruit; stigma very small. Fruit a capsule, globose or subglobose, loculicidal. Seeds irregularly 3-angled, sometimes winged along angles. [more]
Grusonia is a genus of opuntioid cacti (family Cactaceae), originating from Southwest United States and northern Mexico (including Baja California). [more]
Miqueliopuntia miquelii is a of cactus and the only species comprised in the genus Miqueliopuntia. It is native to the Chilean coasts. [more]
Neoporteria can mean: [more]
Pereskiopsis (from Greek -opsis, "looking", because of its resemblance with the genus Pereskia) is a genus of cacti (family Cactaceae). [more]
Pterocactus (from Greek pteron, "wing", referring to the saucer-shaped seed of these plants) is a genus of the cactus family (Cactaceae), comprising 9 species. All Pterocactus have tuberous roots and are endemic to South and Western Argentina. The genus has been given its own tribe, the Pterocacteae. [more]
Quiabentia is a genus of cacti, closely related to Pereskiopsis. [more]
Tacinga is a in the cactus family Cactaceae, native to northeast Brazil (from northeast Minas Gerais to southern Rio Grande do Norte, including Bahia, Sergipe, Alagoas, Pernambuco and Paraíba). Once thought to be monotypic, the genus now comprises 6 species. [more]
Tephrocactus (from tephra, "ash", referring to the color of these plants' epidermis) is a genus of the cactus family (Cactaceae). [more]
Tunilla is a genus of the cactus family (Cactaceae). [more]
At least 13 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Tunilla.
More info about the Genus Tunilla may be found here.
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