Opuntia monacantha Haw.

 
  • 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 monacantha (Willd.) Haw.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Wastelands
  • Comments / notes : In plains to 1200m. Introduced and naturalised
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Sirumalai Hills (Dindigul district)
  • Native : Southern America
  • World Distribution : Widely Naturalized in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • 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 monacantha. Downloaded on 12 July 2020.

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