Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. var. dillenii (Ker Gawl.) L. D. Benson, Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 41:126. 1969 (Syn: (≡) Cactus dillenii Ker Gawl. (basionym); (≡) Opuntia dillenii (Ker Gawl.) Haw.) as per GRIN;
 
dildo, Eltham indian fig, sweet prickly-pear, nagajemudu, nagadali, nagphana, chorhathalo, nagphan, chhittarthor, hathhathoria, naghhana, papaskalli, chappatigalli, palakakkali, nagamullu,  chapal, nagophenia, chittarthohar, mahavriksha, vajrakantaka, nagathali, sappathikalli;
 


 

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Hampapura and Tippur (villages, Mysore district)- Oct 2006; Cactus – nature’s fine embroidery – indiantreepix | Google Groups

 

 

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Opuntia Cactus for ID : 150111 : AK-2: Taken at Nasik, Maharashtra on the 24th of September,2010.


Opuntia dillenii. It is commonly used as a vegetable in Mexico.


The flower is said to be edible………..i have tasted… has bland taste…


I think close to Opuntia elatior Mill. as per comparative images at Opuntia


Hope to get it validated.


Opuntia dillenii


I think close to Opuntia elatior Mill. as per comparative images at Opuntia


 

 

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Ex-situ Silviculture : Opuntia dillenii Haw. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).


Thanks …, the spines are very dangerous as they are very fine and sharp, you will not be able to notice many of them until pain points to them..


Thank you Sir, I will be happy if one day I can record its flower as well.



 

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ARJUL67 Cactaceae for ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Bangalore July 2014


Opuntia dillenii (Ker-Gawl.) Haw.?


Yes sir, thank you.


 

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ANAPR37 Opuntia dillenii (Ker Gawl.) Haw. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (11)
Family: Cactaceae
Date: 14th April 2015
Place: Bangalore Rural, Karnataka

Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Scrub forest


 

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Opuntia for ID :: MK009 SEP2016 : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
Please help me in identifying this Opuntia sp. The flowers were reddish in colour.
Height: 2m tall
Habitat: open scrubland
Alt.: 890 m asl
Location: Mudumalai TR, TN
Date: 12 August 2016


Pl. check comparative images at Opuntia 


Closest match I could find from comparative images at Opuntia is Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. var. dillenii (Ker Gawl.) L. D. Benson


yes, I agree with …


 

 

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Osudu  Puducherry

Date: October 14, 2019 … Altitude range: about 15 m (50 feet) asl
Opuntia dillenii  (Ker Gawl.) Haw.  

accidental escapee?


Yes for certain, …


it does not flower in wet places. only in deserts, and that too in the heat and when water starved


 

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Osudu  Puducherry

Date: October 14, 2019 … Altitude range: about 15 m (50 feet) asl

Opuntia dillenii  (Ker Gawl.) Haw.  

accidental escapee?


Yes for certain, …


No flowers yet ?

it does not flower in wet places. only in deserts, and that too in the heat and when water starved


Four species are reported from the plains of Tamilnadu as per details at Opuntia
Is there a key ?


Sorry …, I did not look for any keys.
For all my Puducherry plants, I used this site as a reference: e-flora of Karikal District … scroll among the list of genera, and click on genus Opuntia … it will list of species distributed in the district. In this case, only dillenii is listed.
To me, the plant does look like typical Opuntia dillenii that I have been seeing. Yet I may be mistaking. Please correct me if I am wrong.


It is a common plant in Southern India including Karnataka in open fields.


 
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