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Opuntia sp.

Prickly Pear at Cooleman Ridge

Opuntia sp. at Cooleman Ridge - 5 Feb 2020
Opuntia sp. at Cooleman Ridge - 5 Feb 2020
Opuntia sp. at Cooleman Ridge - 5 Feb 2020
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Identification history

Opuntia sp. 9 Mar 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Opuntia ficus-indica 5 Feb 2020 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 5 Feb 2020 SWishart

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Author's notes

I've never seen anything like this on Cooleman Ridge before - I think it's a cactus

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Mike wrote:
   6 Feb 2020
There have been some big cacti removed from Cooleman Ridge, I think the south end.
   6 Feb 2020
It is certainly Opuntia. I am not absolutely sure of the species.
Mike, what was the speCies was the Opuntia removed from Cooleman Ridge?
Mike wrote:
   6 Feb 2020
I will try to find out: I only remember seeing a car-load of it being dropped off at Parks Athllon Depot a few years ago so it was probably O. ficus-indica (spineless). O. ficus-indica is rampant on Scrivener Hill but there is also O. stricta which has some spines. I can see spines on this sighting so think it would be O. stricta, though I think both could have some spines when young.

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Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Cooleman Ridge - 31 Mar 2021 by EggShell Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Cooleman Ridge - 25 Nov 2020 by PGL Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Sep 2020 by SWishart Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Sep 2020 by SWishart Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Sep 2020 by SWishart Trichocolletes sp. (genus) (Spring Bee) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Sep 2020 by SWishart Erodium cicutarium (Common Storksbill, Common Crowfoot) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 26 Mar 2020 by SWishart Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Cooleman Ridge - 4 Feb 2020 by SWishart Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Cooleman Ridge - 13 Jan 2020 by SWishart Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Cooleman Ridge - 13 Jan 2020 by SWishart Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Cooleman Ridge - 13 Jan 2020 by SWishart Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Oct 2019 by SWishart Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Cooleman Ridge - 3 Jan 2019 by SWishart Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Nov 2018 by SWishart Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Nov 2018 by SWishart Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Cooleman Ridge - 3 Nov 2018 by Nat Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 27 Sep 2017 by AndyRussell Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at Cooleman Ridge - 27 Sep 2017 by AndyRussell Pimelea curviflora var. sericea at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Nov 2016 by liambanyer Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 19 Nov 2016 by NickDaines Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Cooleman Ridge - 19 Nov 2016 by NickDaines
Missulena occatoria (Red-headed Mouse Spider) at Cooleman Ridge - 31 Mar 2021 by EggShell
Oxypetalum coeruleum (Tweedia or Southern Star) at Cooleman Ridge - 25 Nov 2020 by PGL
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Sep 2020 by SWishart
Theclinesthes serpentata (Saltbush Blue) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Sep 2020 by SWishart
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Sep 2020 by SWishart
Trichocolletes sp. (genus) (Spring Bee) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Sep 2020 by SWishart
Erodium cicutarium (Common Storksbill, Common Crowfoot) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike
Themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike
Hardenbergia violacea (False Sarsaparilla) at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Jul 2020 by Mike
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 26 Mar 2020 by SWishart
Comocrus behri (Mistletoe day moth) at Cooleman Ridge - 4 Feb 2020 by SWishart
Balaana sp. (genus) (Bee Fly) at Cooleman Ridge - 13 Jan 2020 by SWishart
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Cooleman Ridge - 13 Jan 2020 by SWishart
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Cooleman Ridge - 13 Jan 2020 by SWishart
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 15 Oct 2019 by SWishart
Papilio anactus (Dainty Swallowtail) at Cooleman Ridge - 3 Jan 2019 by SWishart
Ctenotus robustus (Robust Striped-skink) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Nov 2018 by SWishart
Taractrocera papyria (White-banded Grass-dart) at Cooleman Ridge - 16 Nov 2018 by SWishart
Chrysocephalum semipapposum (Clustered Everlasting) at Cooleman Ridge - 3 Nov 2018 by Nat
Villa sp. (genus) (Unidentified Villa bee fly) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Charaxes sempronius (Tailed Emperor) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Mictis profana (Crusader bug) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Orthetrum caledonicum (Blue Skimmer) at Cooleman Ridge - 7 Mar 2018 by SWishart
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 27 Sep 2017 by AndyRussell
Vittadinia gracilis (New Holland Daisy) at Cooleman Ridge - 27 Sep 2017 by AndyRussell
Pimelea curviflora var. sericea at Cooleman Ridge - 21 Nov 2016 by liambanyer
Indigofera adesmiifolia (Tick Indigo) at Cooleman Ridge - 19 Nov 2016 by NickDaines
Polystichum proliferum (Mother shield fern) at Cooleman Ridge - 19 Nov 2016 by NickDaines

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Exotic
  • Medium Weed or Pest

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 5 Feb 2020 10:12 AM Recorded on
  • SWishart Recorded by

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  • 30cm to 1 metre Plant height

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