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Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. var. stricta Family Cactaceae
Common name: Common Prickly Pear, Smooth Pest Pear

Opuntia stricta var. stricta (Haw.) Haw. APNI*

Synonyms: Opuntia inermis (DC.) DC. APNI*
Opuntia bentonii Griffiths APNI*

Description: Spines absent, sometimes 1 per areole on margin of stem segments. Widespread.


Illustration
M. Flockton

Habit
Photo W. Cherry

Flower
Photo W. Cherry

Fruit
Photo W. Cherry

Distribution and occurrence: All divisions; all mainland States.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *SC, *CWS, *LHI
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *W.A.
Declared Noxious Weed
AVH map***

Text by G. J. Harden
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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