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Common name

English: Coastal Prickly Pear, Sprawling Prickly Pear


Kingdom: Plantae (2629)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2532)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2141)

      Order: Caryophyllales (123)

        Family: Cactaceae (20)(family description)

          Genus: Opuntia (5)

            Epithet: littoralis (Engelm.) Cockerell (4)

Synonym: Opuntia semispinosa Griffiths

littoralis => found on the seashore

semispinosa => partly or somewhat spiny, with few spines


Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Opuntia littoralis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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