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Potential Distribution of Prickly pear (Opuntia spp.) in Victoria (Nox)

This map of the potential distribution of Prickly pear was produced from CLIMATE modelling, overlayed with:

Overlays used

Land uses:
Pasture irrigated and dryland
Broadacre cropping

Broad vegetation types:
Dry foothill forests; grasslands; plains grassy woodlands; valley grassy forests; coastal grassy woodlands; riverine grassy woodlands; riparian forests; rainshadow woodlands.

Colours indicate possibility of
Opuntia spp. infesting these areas.
Red = Very High
Orange = High
Light Green = Medium
Dark Green = Likely
In the non-coloured areas the plant is unlikely to establish as the climate, soil or landuse is not presently suitable.

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