EPPO Global Database

Opuntia cochenillifera(OPUCO)

Overview
Last modification: 2001-10-19

Basic information
  • EPPO code: OPUCO
  • Preferred name: Opuntia cochenillifera
  • Authority: (Linnaeus) Miller

Notes

Mexico. Introduced in southeast Asia, some African countries, Caribbean, South America


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Cactus cochenillifer Linnaeus
Nopalea cochenillifera (Linnaeus) Salm-Dyck

Common names
Name Language
cochineal cactus English
French prickly pear English
roast pork English
smooth pear English
St Gabriel's fog English
wachet English
nopal French
rachette French
cacto de la cochinilla Spanish
nopal Spanish (HN)
tuna Spanish (HN)
tuna de EspaƱa Spanish
tuna mansa Spanish
tuna real Spanish (NI)
nopal Dutch