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Species Name:    Opuntia stricta
Common Name:     

   (Prickly pear)


I.  TAXONOMY

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

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, erect pricklypear

Other Taxonomic Groupings:
Subkingdom : Tracheobionta
Subclass : Caryophyllidae

Synonymy:
None

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Report by:  K. Hill, Smithsonian Marine Station
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