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Prickly pears (Opuntia spp.) (Nox)

Invasive Assessment - Prickly pear, Dropping, Erect, Wheel cactus | Impact Assessment - Dropping, Erect, Wheel cactus | Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name: Opuntia robusta, O. stricta, O. vulgaris

Common name:

Prickly pears; wheel cactus (O. robusta), erect or common prickly pear (O. stricta) ; drooping prickly pear (O. vulgaris).

Additional information about Erect prickly pear, Drooping prickly pear and Wheel cactus is located on the Agriculture Victoria website - including plant status, plant biology, growth calendar and lifecycle, as well as management options.

Photo: Drooping prickly pear
Drooping (
Opuntia vulgaris) prickly pear near Corinella
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Prickly Pear flower
Drooping prickly pear flower
Photo: Mark Imhof

Photo: Prickly pear fruit
Drooping prickly pear fruit
Photo: Mark Imhof

Photo: Prickly Pear Wheel Cactus
Wheel cactus
(Opuntia robusta) near Swan Hill
Photo: Mark Imhof

Erect prickly pear plant
Erect prickly pear plant
Photo: Mark Imhof
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