Opuntia elatior Mill.

 
  • Family : CACTACEAE
    (Cactus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NAG PHANI FAMILY / CACTUS FAMILY (नागफणी फैमिली / कैक्टस फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : CACTACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Opuntia elatior Mill.
  • Common name : Common Prickly-pear, Opuntia
  • Vernacular name : Shappathi kalli (Tamil); Jamudu (Telugu); Nagphani (Oria); Pathikalli (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated as ornamental plant
  • Flower, Fruit : April-August
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kozhikode district, Alappuzha district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Mayurbhanj district
  • World Distribution : Pantropical
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Opuntia elatior. Downloaded on 15 July 2020.

Botanical Description

Field Image(s)

Comments

All fields are required






 
Creative Commons License
Digital Flora of Peninsular India by Herbarium JCB is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ernet.in.