Opuntia elatior (Willd.) Mill.

  • Family : CACTACEAE
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Cactaceae
  • Species : Opuntia elatior
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Opuntia elatior Mill.
  • Common name : Common Prickly-pear
  • Vernacular name : Shappathi kalli (Tam.); Jamudu (Tel.); Nagphani (Ori.)
  • Key identification features : A large succulent shrub.
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Flower, Fruit : December-May
  • Native : Tropical America
  • Comments : Common in hedge along cultivated fields in scrub forest as an escape.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bellary district, B.R.Hills (Chamarajnagar district) (Karnataka State); Similipal Hills (Mayurbhanj district) (Odisha State)
  • World Distribution : Tropical America; Introduced in tropics
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2007 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 3; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Saldanha, C.J. 1986. Flora of Karnataka Vol. 1.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Arun Singh R., Deepak Kumar, Raja K Swamy and Navendu Page (2016). Digital Flora of Eastern Ghats. http://easternghats.ces.iisc.ernet.in/plants.php?name=Opuntia elatior. Downloaded on 9 August 2020.


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