This taxon name is current. The available references for this name are:
Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. var. stricta is a nomenclatural synonym.
Reason Varieties no longer recognised. See CHAH (2005)
See also: A longer explanation of these and other terms in our Plant Names Primer.
A taxon name that is no longer current will retain its ‘Threatened’, ‘Extinct’, or ‘Extinct in the Wild’ status until a new name has been published in a Biodiversity Conservation Order.