EPPO Global Database

Opuntia cochenillifera(OPUCO)

Overview
Code created in: 2001-10-19

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

Notes

Mexico. Introduced in Bangladesh, Indochina, China, some African countries, USA (Florida), Caribbean, Central America, South America (Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil)


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 España Spanish
tuna mansa Spanish
tuna real Spanish (NI)
tunita Spanish
nopal Dutch
cacto-de-cochonilha Portuguese
palmatória-doce Portuguese
yān zhī zhǎng Chinese
胭脂掌 Chinese