African Plant Database

Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.
Protologue : Syn. Pl. Succ. 191 (1812)
Information on the genus : Opuntia
Basionym : Cactus strictus Haw.
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Cactus strictus Haw. (1803)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Opuntia tuna auct.
=Opuntia ammophila auct. (1919) non Small
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Dwarf shrub, Succulent- Ht 0.6 - 2 m. Alt: up to 1500 m. Distribution: NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • List South. African Succ. Pl. : 50 (1997).
  • Veroove F., A.M. Rodriguez & al. (2018). New Cactus Records from Gran Canaria with a Key to the Opuntioid Species Now Established in the Canary Islands (Spain) Haseltonia 25: 118 

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 1: 118 (1984).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°5470 modified 2008-03-20
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