Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth

 
  • Family : CACTACEAE
    (Cactus Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : NAG PHANI FAMILY / CACTUS FAMILY (नागफणी फैमिली / कैक्टस फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : CACTACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Opuntia ramosissima Engelm.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cylindropuntia ramosissima (Engelm.) F.M.Knuth
  • Vernacular name : Uruttai Chapathikalli, Velikalli (Tamil)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Plains
  • Comments / notes : Grown as live fence. Foothills of southern Eastern Ghats
  • Flower, Fruit : July-January
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Bengaluru district, Ballari district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Hassan district, Kodagu (Coorg) district, Mysuru district, Raichur district, Udupi district
    • Kerala : Palakkad district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Erode district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1983). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol. 1; Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; 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=Cylindropuntia ramosissima. Downloaded on 17 September 2021.

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