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Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelmann var. linguiformis (Griffiths) B.D. Parfitt & Pinkava. Cow’s-tongue Prickly-pear, Lengua de Vaca. Hab: Planted as an ornamental in our area (and not clearly known from wild populations in its putative region of origin), rarely persisting or perhaps spreading. Dist: The type is from San Antonio, TX, and Britton & Rose (1937) state that "according to Dr. Griffiths, it is occasionally found wild near San Antonio".

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = FNA4, K3, K4, NcTx, Weniger (1984); = Opuntia lindheimeri Engelm. var. linguiformis (Griffiths) L.D.Benson – Tx; = Opuntia linguiformis Griffiths – Britton & Rose (1937); < Opuntia engelmannii Salm-Dyck ex Engelm. – Mex

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