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Opuntia
elatior
Mill.
Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All districts Chappathikkalli
Opuntia ficus- indica (L.) Miller                                Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
  All
districts
Chappathikkalli
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
Chappathikkalli
Opuntia vulgaris Mill. is a synonym of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. Herb Plains,
Naturalized, Native of Tropical America
Flora
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
All
districts
Chappathikkalli

 


 

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


Flora of Ranga Reddi District Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, M. Silar Mohammed (2000- Keys & Descr.-
 
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- p. 541- 
Opuntia tunicata (Lehm.) Pfeiff. is a synonym of Cylindropuntia tunicata (Lehm.) F.M.Knuth)


 
(Descr.-
Opuntia vulgaris Mill. a synonym of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.


 
Flora of Medak District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah, Chintala Prabhakar, B. Ravi Prasad Rao (1998- Keys & Descr.-
Opuntia vulgaris Mill. a synonym of Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. )


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


 
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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