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Common Prickly Pear at Isaacs, ACT

Opuntia stricta at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018

Identification history

Other Shrub Opuntia stricta 12 Jan 2018 BettyDonWoodUltra Reporter - BettyDonWood has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - BettyDonWood joined us in 2014!
Other Shrub Opuntia stricta 12 Jan 2018 MichaelMulvaneyMultiple Significant Sightings - MichaelMulvaney has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - MichaelMulvaney has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - MichaelMulvaney joined us in 2014!
Other Shrub Opuntia sp. 11 Jan 2018 MikeMultiple Significant Sightings - Mike has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Mike has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - Mike joined us in 2014!

Author's notes

I don't know whether it is Opuntia stricta or O. ficus-indica. Either way, targeted for removal.

3 comments

   12 Jan 2018
I am assuming the segments are less than 30 cm long.
MikeMultiple Significant Sightings - Mike has made multiple, recognised, significant sightings and is a true NatureMapr!Ultra Reporter - Mike has reported over 500 sightings!Founding Explorer - Mike joined us in 2014! wrote:
   13 Jan 2018
Yes, largest blade 20cm long.
   13 Jan 2018
Mike the segments in Opuntia stricta are up to 20cm while those of O. ficus-indica are up to 30cm. Also O. ficus-indica tends to be a small tree and bluish while O. stricta is a shrub and greenish

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Nearby sightings

Carpobrotus aequilateralis at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Glycine tabacina at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Jan 2018
Opuntia stricta at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Jan 2018
Sedum rupestre at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Oxypetalum coeruleum at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Desmodium varians at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Viola odorata at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Sep 2017
Hardenbergia violacea at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Jun 2017
Oxypetalum coeruleum at Isaacs, ACT - 24 May 2017
Viola odorata at Isaacs, ACT - 24 May 2017
Hypericum gramineum at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2016
Desmodium varians at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2016
Suillus sp. at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2016
Themeda triandra at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Unidentified at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Oct 2014
Carpobrotus aequilateralis at Isaacs, ACT - 13 Jan 2018
Glycine tabacina at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Jan 2018
Opuntia stricta at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Jan 2018
Sedum rupestre at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Oxypetalum coeruleum at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Desmodium varians at Isaacs, ACT - 7 Jan 2018
Viola odorata at Isaacs, ACT - 14 Sep 2017
Hardenbergia violacea at Isaacs, ACT - 27 Jun 2017
Oxypetalum coeruleum at Isaacs, ACT - 24 May 2017
Viola odorata at Isaacs, ACT - 24 May 2017
Hypericum gramineum at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2016
Desmodium varians at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2016
Suillus sp. at Isaacs, ACT - 12 Feb 2016
Themeda triandra at Isaacs, ACT - 25 Jan 2015
Unidentified at Isaacs, ACT - 24 Oct 2014

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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.116400-35.369291
  • Altitude 694.9m
  • Locations Isaacs, ACT

Species information

  • Not sensitive
  • Noxious Pest (Exotic)

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • Mike Recorded by
  • 7 Jan 2018 Recorded on
  • Website Reported via
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