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Common name

English: Erect pricklypear

Mandarin: 仙人掌 (xian ren zhang)


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Caryophyllales (123)

        Family: Cactaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Opuntia (5)

            Epithet: dillenii (Ker-Gawl.) Haw. (1)

dillenii => in honor of Jacob Dillen, 18th century German botanist and physician


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Opuntia dillenii at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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