Family:
Cactaceae Juss.
Genus:
Opuntia Mill.

Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw.

This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. U.S.A. to E. & S. Mexico. It is has environmental uses, as a medicine and for food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 500–1200 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Santander.
Habit
Shrub.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 500 - 1200 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Arbusto
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UPFC]
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.

Native to:

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, South Carolina, Texas

Introduced into:

Albania, Algeria, Andaman Is., Angola, Bahamas, Baleares, Benin, Bermuda, Brazil Northeast, Brazil Southeast, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cayman Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Free State, Greece, Hainan, Haiti, India, Italy, Jamaica, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Namibia, New Caledonia, New South Wales, Nicobar Is., North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Senegal, Sicilia, South Australia, Spain, Swaziland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turks-Caicos Is., Venezuelan Antilles, Victoria, Western Australia, Windward Is.

Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 3, 2008 Australia K000275299 No
Apr 3, 2008 Constable, E.F. [28243], New South Wales K000275294 No
Dec 8, 1972 Durrington, L. [AQ8340], Queensland K000275295 No
Symon, D.E. [13062], Australia K000275297 No
K000101018 No
K000101014 No
Britton, N.L. [9704], Cuba K000100709 No
K000101017 No
K000101016 No
Egbert [0], USA K000100621 No
K000101015 No
Burkill [448], USA K000100623 No
Rose [11902], USA K000100624 No
Shiu Ying Hu [6874], Hong Kong K000100493 No
Curtiss [4755], USA K000100622 No
du Toit [20246], South Africa K000100563 No

First published in Syn. Pl. Succ.: 191 (1812)

Accepted by

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  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Guiggi, A. & Mariotti, M. (2019). Notes about the Berger’s new Opuntia s.l. species (Cactaceae) described from the Hanbury Botanical Gardens collection Phytotaxa 410: 21-55.
  • Holmes, K. (2016). Morphological and Ecological Characterization of Opuntia Miller on the Coast of South Carolina All Theses 2466: 1-110. TigerPrints.
  • Hunt, D. (2016). CITES Cactaceae Checklist, ed. 3: 1-174. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Hunt, D., Taylor, N. & Chales, G. (2006). The new Cactus lexicon Text: 1-373. dh books, Milborne Port, England.
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  • Nobis, M. & al. (2018). Contribution to the flora of Asian and European countries: new national and regional vascular plant records, 7 Acta Botanica Gallica: Botany Letters 165: 200-222.
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  • Prakash, L. & Balasubramanian, P. (2018). Invasive alien flora of Sathyamangalam Tiger Reserve in Southern Eastern Ghats, India Indian Forester 144: 857-862.
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  • Verloove, F. & al. (2018). New cactus records from Gran Canaria with a key to the opuntioid species now established in the Canary islands Haseltonia 25: 115-124.
  • Vázquez Pardo, F.M. & García Alonso, D. (2017). Aproximación al conocimiento del grupo Opuntia Mill. (s.l.) (Cactaceae) en Extremadura (España) Folia Botanica Extremadurensis 11: 51-75.
  • Xie, W.Y. & al. (2019). Additional notes on Seed Plant in Zhejiang province Journal of Zhejiang Forestry College 39: 87-90.
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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Correll, D.S. & Correll, H.B. (1982). Flora of the Bahama Archipelago: 1-1692. J.Cramer, Vaduz.
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  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • Edwards, S., Tadesse, M., Demissew, S. & Hedberg, I. (eds.) (2000). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 2(1): 1-532. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 4: 1-559. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
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  • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
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