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Prickly Pear at Hughes Grassy Woodland

Opuntia sp. at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 20 Oct 2018

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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....
BettyDonWood897 wrote:
   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.
Mike2.6K wrote:
   20 Oct 2018
This doesn't have the brown bristles of Opuntia puberula and the spines are too long. See https://canberra.naturemapr.org/Community/Sightings/Details/3376518 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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Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 21 Jun 2020 by KL Erodium botrys (Long Storksbill) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 20 Jun 2020 by KL Paronychia brasiliana (Chilean Whitlow Wort, Brazilian Whitlow) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 Jun 2020 by KL Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca (Wild Sage) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 Jun 2020 by KL Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 14 Jun 2020 by KL Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 13 Jun 2020 by KL Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 Jun 2020 by KL Utetheisa lotrix (Crotalaria Moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 8 Jun 2020 by KL Galium murale (Small Bedstraw) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 8 Jun 2020 by KL Vittadinia sp. (Fuzzweed) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 2 Jun 2020 by TomT Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 2 Jun 2020 by TomT Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 31 May 2020 by KL Chloris truncata (Windmill Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Austrostipa sp. (genus) (A corkscrew grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed heath-myrtle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass, Slender Speargrass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Enneapogon nigricans (Nine-awn Grass, Bottlewashers) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2020 by jennyt Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 12 May 2020 by KL Crassula sieberiana (Austral Stonecrop) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 May 2020 by KL Crassula helmsii (Swamp Stonecrop) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL Juncus sp. (A rush) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL Epilobium sp. (A Willow Herb) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 5 Apr 2020 by KL Wahlenbergia sp. 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Heterodea sp. (A lichen) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 21 Jun 2020 by KL
Erodium botrys (Long Storksbill) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 20 Jun 2020 by KL
Paronychia brasiliana (Chilean Whitlow Wort, Brazilian Whitlow) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 Jun 2020 by KL
Salvia verbenaca var. verbenaca (Wild Sage) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 Jun 2020 by KL
Cymbonotus sp. (Bears Ear) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 14 Jun 2020 by KL
Glycine clandestina (Twining glycine) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 13 Jun 2020 by KL
Panesthia australis (Common wood cockroach) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 Jun 2020 by KL
Utetheisa lotrix (Crotalaria Moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 8 Jun 2020 by KL
Galium murale (Small Bedstraw) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 8 Jun 2020 by KL
Vittadinia sp. (Fuzzweed) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 2 Jun 2020 by TomT
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 2 Jun 2020 by TomT
Calolampra sp. (genus) (Bark cockroach) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 31 May 2020 by KL
Chloris truncata (Windmill Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Microlaena stipoides (Weeping Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Austrostipa sp. (genus) (A corkscrew grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Micromyrtus ciliata (Fringed heath-myrtle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Acacia implexa (Hickory Wattle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Austrostipa scabra (Corkscrew Grass, Slender Speargrass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Erodium crinitum (Native Crowfoot) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Vittadinia muelleri (Narrow-leafed New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Enneapogon nigricans (Nine-awn Grass, Bottlewashers) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Aristida ramosa (Purple Wire Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 30 May 2020 by TomT
Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2020 by jennyt
Solanum cinereum (Narrawa Burr) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 12 May 2020 by KL
Crassula sieberiana (Austral Stonecrop) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 May 2020 by KL
Crassula helmsii (Swamp Stonecrop) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL
Juncus sp. (A rush) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL
Epilobium sp. (A Willow Herb) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL
Glycine tabacina (Variable Glycine) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 May 2020 by KL
Convolvulus angustissimus subsp. angustissimus (Australian Bindweed) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 5 Apr 2020 by KL
Wahlenbergia sp. (Bluebell) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 29 Mar 2020 by jennyt
Oxalis thompsoniae at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 29 Mar 2020 by jennyt
Tricoryne elatior (Yellow Rush Lily) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 29 Mar 2020 by jennyt
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 11 Mar 2020 by jennyt
Bossiaea buxifolia (Bush Pea) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 29 Feb 2020 by KL
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 17 Feb 2020 by jennyt
Polyporus arcularius at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 17 Feb 2020 by jennyt
Senecio quadridentatus (Cotton Fireweed) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 13 Nov 2019 by JackyF
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 11 Nov 2019 by LisaH
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 24 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Vittadinia cuneata var. cuneata (Fuzzy New Holland Daisy) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 Oct 2019 by LisaH
Philobota sp near arabella (A concealer moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 6 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Polytelis swainsonii (Superb Parrot) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 1 Sep 2019 by LisaH
Chenopodium sp. at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 20 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Callistemon sp. at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Bothriochloa macra (Red Grass, Red-leg Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Modiola caroliniana (Red-flowered Mallow) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Wahlenbergia capillaris (Tufted Bluebell) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Callitris endlicheri (Black cypress pine) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Cheilanthes sieberi (Rock fern) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Eragrostis parviflora (Weeping Love Grass) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Acacia rubida (Red-leaved Wattle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Pistacia chinensis (Chinese Pistachio) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Verbascum thapsus subsp. thapsus (Great Mullein, Aaron's Rod) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Melia azedarach (White Cedar) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 15 May 2019 by ruthkerruish
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 May 2019 by LisaH
Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig, Spineless Cactus) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 8 May 2019 by kieranh
Apina callisto (Pasture Day Moth) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 19 Apr 2019 by LisaH
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 12 Apr 2019 by ruthkerruish
Westringia eremicola (Slender Westringia) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 13 Jan 2019 by KL
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 9 Dec 2018 by KL
Xerochrysum viscosum (Sticky everlasting) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 Nov 2018 by KL
Cassinia aculeata subsp. aculeata (Dolly Bush, Common Cassinia, Dogwood) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 10 Nov 2018 by KL
Acacia cultriformis (Knife Leaf Wattle) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 21 Oct 2018 by KL
Daviesia mimosoides (Bitter Pea) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 7 Oct 2018 by KL
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra) at Hughes Grassy Woodland - 5 Aug 2018 by KL

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