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Binomial Habit Notes Ref. Distrib.
Opuntia
elatior
Mill.
Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts
Opuntia
ficus-
indica
(L.)
Miller                          
Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
  All
districts
Opuntia
stricta

(Haw.) Haw.
var. dillenii
(Ker Gawl.)
L. D.
Benson
Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Opuntia
vulgaris

Mill.
synonym
of
Opuntia
ficus-
indica

(L.) Mill.
Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts


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Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Opuntia cochenillifera = Nopalea cochenillifera (L.) Salm-Dyck Nopalea cochenillifera, Cactus cochenillifer Cactaceae Cochineal Cactus
Opuntia elatior Opuntia nigricans Cactaceae Prickly Pear
Opuntia macrorhiza Opuntia delicata, Opuntia ballii, Opuntia tenuispina Cactaceae Delicate Prickly Pear
Opuntia monacantha Opuntia vulgaris Cactaceae Drooping Prickly Pear
Opuntia tomentosa Cactaceae Woollyjoint Pricklypear

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Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000- Keys & Descr.-

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Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- p. 541-

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Antidiabetic Plants in India and Herbal Based Antidiabetic Research By T. Pullaiah, K. Chandrasekhar Naidu (Descr.)-
Opuntia vulgaris Mill. a synonym of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.

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Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Keys & Descr.-

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General Review of Opuntias in India by Gurcharan Singh (2003)


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Opuntia : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Opuntia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.


 

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