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Other ShrubOpuntia sp.

Prickly Pear at Hughes, ACT

Opuntia sp. at Hughes, ACT - 20 Oct 2018

Identification history

Other Shrub Opuntia sp. 3 Nov 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Other Shrub Opuntia sp. 21 Oct 2018 ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team
Other Shrub Opuntia puberula 20 Oct 2018 ACT Parks - Invasive Plants Team

Author's notes

Spotted by Ranger Harley A/g Invasive Plants Officer

5 comments

   20 Oct 2018
Very similar to the pear next to Ainslie village, mapped on collector. I'll grab a photo of it and post on CNM for comparison.
   20 Oct 2018
Seems O. puberula is now O. decumbens - found all these photos of it https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/274367-Opuntia-decumbens/browse_photos?fbclid=IwAR1TpDzF9fSxTO5XYHTBLMj4CS1QVALWOzbCK9aNgPXQ6mQB2VinxXfSjw0 Looks similar....
   20 Oct 2018
It is now Opuntia decumbens overseas. However APNI, that records approved names for Australia, does not mention Opuntia decumbens, even as a synonym.
Mike wrote:
   20 Oct 2018
This doesn't have the brown bristles of Opuntia puberula and the spines are too long. See Other Shrub Opuntia puberula (Puberula Cactus) on 29 Apr 2017 which was identified as O. puberula by the National Herbarium.
   21 Oct 2018
Yes agree spines too long. Off to herbarium with this one then. Well done to Ranger Harley A/g Invasive Plants Officer for stopping to collect a suspicious looking species. Has spread fairly quickly so it will be interesting to see which Opuntia species it is.

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Corcorax melanorhamphos (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Oct 2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Oct 2019 Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Oct 2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Oct 2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Sep 2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Sep 2019 Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Sep 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Sep 2019 Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Sep 2019 Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Sep 2019 Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Melia azedarach (White Cedar) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Callistemon sp. at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Eragrostis parviflora (Weeping Love Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Modiola caroliniana (Red-flowered Mallow) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Callitris endlicheri (Black cypress pine) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 10 May 2019 Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Apr 2019 Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Apr 2019 Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Dec 2018 Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 Cassinia aculeata subsp. aculeata (Dolly Bush, Common Cassinia, Dogwood) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2018 Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Oct 2018 Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Aug 2018
Corcorax melanorhamphos (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Oct 2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (TBC) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Oct 2019
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Oct 2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 3 Oct 2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 28 Sep 2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 20 Sep 2019
Manorina melanocephala (Noisy Miner) at Hughes, ACT - 16 Sep 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 15 Sep 2019
Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Hughes, ACT - 14 Sep 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Sep 2019
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Hughes, ACT - 6 Sep 2019
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Melia azedarach (White Cedar) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Callistemon sp. at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Eragrostis parviflora (Weeping Love Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Modiola caroliniana (Red-flowered Mallow) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Callitris endlicheri (Black cypress pine) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Dysphania pumilio (Small Crumbweed) at Hughes, ACT - 15 May 2019
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes, ACT - 10 May 2019
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Hughes, ACT - 19 Apr 2019
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Hughes, ACT - 12 Apr 2019
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Hughes, ACT - 9 Dec 2018
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2018
Cassinia aculeata subsp. aculeata (Dolly Bush, Common Cassinia, Dogwood) at Hughes, ACT - 10 Nov 2018
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Hughes, ACT - 7 Oct 2018
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes, ACT - 5 Aug 2018

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