Barbary-fig, Indian-fig, Indian-fig prickly-pear, mission cactus, mission prickly-pear, prickly-pear, smooth mountain prickly-pear, smooth prickly-pear, spineless cactus, sweet prickly-pear, tuberous prickly-pear, tuna cactus;
 

 

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on 25/5/08 at Sanjeevaiah Park, Secunderabad, AP; Optunia ficus-indica (Indian Fig Opuntia) – indiantreepix | Google Groups


 

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Opuntia ficus-indica, the Indian fig, the gregarious species native of Mexico is naturalised in many parts of world and often grown along fences.
The stems are sold as Nopalito in New world and consumed as vegetable. The fruits are sold as Tuna, young fruits cooked as vegetable, the ripe ones used in sweetmeats and fermentented liqueurs. 
 
Common Names: Barbary-fig, Indian-fig, Indian-fig prickly-pear, mission cactus, mission prickly-pear, prickly-pear, smooth mountain prickly-pear, smooth prickly-pear, spineless cactus, sweet prickly-pear, tuberous prickly-pear, tuna cactus 


your photograph of Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig) at Secunderabad, AP on Wikipedia: came across your photograph ofOpuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig) at Secunderabad, AP on Wikipedia. I understand this cactus has certain health benefits and I want to get some. Can you please let me know more about the same like if this is sold/ or has a market somewhere or any other useful details.


 

 

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Requesting to please ID this plant captured in the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty in November 2013.


Seems to be Opuntia species.


Opuntia species so far in efi.  


It is Opuntia.  My hands are really shaking when I see a cultivated plant


 

 
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