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Opuntia stricta

Common Prickly Pear at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

Opuntia stricta at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 Mar 2019
Opuntia stricta at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 Mar 2019
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Opuntia stricta 20 Mar 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Opuntia stricta 17 Mar 2019 Mike

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3 comments

Mike wrote:
   20 Mar 2019
I suggested O. stricta because of the spines but I have looked at the O. ficus-indica on Scrivener Hill Other Shrub Opuntia ficus-indica (Indian Fig, Spineless Cactus) on 20 Nov 2015 and those plants also have similar spines. Should I change to Opuntia sp.? If I get there when I have a rubbish bag it will be removed anyway.
   20 Mar 2019
The Plantnet key separates stricta from ficus-indica on the size of the segments - stricta and another with segments usually less than 30 cm long, ficus-indica with segments usually more than 30 cm long. The measurements they give are: stricta mostly less than 20 cm long , ficu-indica 30-50 cm long.
Mike wrote:
   20 Mar 2019
This is such a small young plant I don't think this would apply.

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Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Oct 2018 by Mike
Pultenaea procumbens (Bush Pea) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Oct 2018 by Mike
Westringia eremicola (Slender Westringia) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 19 Nov 2017 by Mike
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Cotoneaster horizontalis (Prostrate Cotoneaster) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Jun 2017 by Mike
Agapanthus praecox subsp. orientalis (Agapanthus) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Dec 2015 by Mike
Westringia eremicola (Slender Westringia) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Oct 2015 by Mike
Grevillea curviloba (Curved Leaf Grevillea) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 20 Oct 2015 by Mike
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 7 Sep 2015 by Mike
Brachyloma daphnoides (Daphne Heath) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Sep 2014 by Mike
Stackhousia monogyna (Creamy Candles) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Sep 2014 by Mike

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 17 Mar 2019 05:09 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by

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  • 10cm to 30cm Plant height

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