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Prickly pear, Opuntia stricta, growing on a dune near Sebastian Inlet, Florida. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.


Prickly pear, Opuntia stricta. Photo courtesy of K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station.

Species Name: Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.
Common Name: Prickly pear
Synonymy: Prickly pear
Erect pricklypear
  1. TAXONOMY

    Kingdom Phylum/Division Class: Order: Family: Genus:
    Plantae Magnoliophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae Opuntia

    Other Taxonomic Groupings

    Subkingdom : Tracheobionta
    Subclass : Caryophyllidae

  2. HABITAT AND DISTRIBUTION

    No information is available at this time

  3. LIFE HISTORY AND POPULATION BIOLOGY

    No information is available at this time

  4. PHYSICAL TOLERANCES

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  5. COMMUNITY ECOLOGY

    No information is available at this time

  6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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  7. REFERENCES

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Report by: K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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Page last updated: December 18, 2001

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