Opuntia littoralis (Engelm.) Cockerell

Common name

English: Coastal Prickly Pear, Sprawling Prickly Pear

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2504)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2403)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2035)

      Order: Caryophyllales (100)

        Family: Cactaceae (16) (family description)

          Genus: Opuntia (4)

           Epithet: littoralis (Engelm.) Cockerell (4)

Synonym: Opuntia semispinosa Griffiths

littoralis => found on the seashore

semispinosa => partly or somewhat spiny, with few spines

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Opuntia littoralis at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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