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Opuntia ficus-indica  (L.) Mill.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 19706

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Opuntia megacantha Salm-Dyck
    Cactus ficus-indica L.
    Opuntia compressa auct. non J.F. Macbr.
    Platyopuntia cordobensis (Speg.) F. Ritter
    Opuntia joconostle F.A.C. Weber ex Diguet
    Opuntia amyclaea Ten.
    Opuntia undulata Griffiths
    Opuntia paraguayensis K. Schum.
    Platyopuntia apurimacensis F. Ritter
  Common Name(s): Nopal de Castilla [Spanish]
    tuna cactus
    Indian-fig [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilyCactaceae Juss. – cactus, cacti  
                               GenusOpuntia Mill. – figues de Barbarie, pricklypear, cholla  
                                  SpeciesOpuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill. – Nopal de Castilla, tuna cactus, Indian-fig  

  Expert: Charles A. Butterworth, Ph.D.  
  Notes: ITIS Cactaceae Steward   
  Reference for: Opuntia ficus-indica    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Checklist of CITES Species Part 1 CITES species index, CD-ROM (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: UNEP-WCMC (Comps.) 2011. Checklist of CITES species (CD-ROM). CITES Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, and UNEP-WCMC, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISBN 2-88323-030-7. Available online at or from CITES Secretariat, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Genève, Switzerland   
  Reference for: Opuntia ficus-indica   
  Source: Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad, database (version undefined)  
  Acquired: 2001   
  Notes: CONABIO: (   
  Reference for: Nopal de Castilla[Spanish]   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Opuntia ficus-indica   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Opuntia ficus-indica   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Opuntia ficus-indica   
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 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Oceania  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Incidental  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Hawaii, Introduced  



  Comment: CITES: Appendix II listed under Cactaceae, adopted at the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (Doha, 2010)  



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