African Plant Database


Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : CACTACEAE
Protologue : Gard. Dict., ed. 8 pt. 2 (1768)
Information on the genus : Opuntia
Basionym : Cactus ficus-indica L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for SA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cactus ficus-indica L. (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Opuntia compressa J. F. Macbr. (1922)
=Cactus opuntia L. (1753)
=Opuntia ficus-barbarica A. Berger (1912)
=Opuntia maxima Mill. (1768)
=Opuntia ficus-indica auct.
=Opuntia inermis auct.
=Cactus opuntia auct.
=Opuntia ficus-indica var. inermis Weber
 
Taxon infra-specific
Opuntia ficus-indica var. amyclaea (Ten.) A. Berger
 
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree, Shrub, Succulent- Ht 2 - 5 m. Alt: up to 2250 m. Distribution: EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Ethnobotany of the Kwanyama Ovambos : 55-56 (1985).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 80 (1986).
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 50 (1997).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 5465
 
Record n°5465 modified 2008-03-20
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