EPPO Global Database

Opuntia stricta(OPUST)

Code created in: 2002-07-19

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: OPUST
  • Preferred name: Opuntia stricta
  • Authority: (Haworth) Haworth


USA (Texas to southeast), Mexico. Introduced in Mediterranean, Caucasus, India, China (including Taiwan), Sénégal, Benin, Ethiopia, Angola to South Africa, Australia (except Tasmania) 

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Opuntia inermis de Candolle
Opuntia subsphaerocarpa Spegazzini

Common names
Name Language
coastal prickly pear English
pest pricklypear English (US)
spiny prickly pear English (AU)
chumbera apretada Spanish
опунция прямая Russian