Opuntia abjecta

Small ex Britton and Rose, The Cactaceae, Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family 4: 257, 1923 Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia abjecta? Opuntia abjecta is a prickly pear cactus that occurs in the lower Florida Keys where it grows on bare limestone or where a bit of sand or humus has accumulated. … Read moreOpuntia abjecta

Opuntia atrocapensis

Small, Manual of the Southeastern Flora 905, 1933 Herbarium What is Opuntia atrocapensis? Opuntia atrocapensis is a prickly pear cactus known from the sand dunes of Monroe County, FL. The type specimen (herbarium specimen) has never been found.  Details O. atrocapensis forms prostrate, much-branched plants, sometimes resurgent a the tips. Cladodes are obovate, elliptical, or broadly … Read moreOpuntia atrocapensis

Opuntia keyensis

Britton & Small, Journal of the New York Botanical Garden 20: 31, 1919 Herbarium What is Opuntia keyensis? Opuntia keyensis is native Florida prickly pear cactus found in the Keys and Cape Sable. Details O. keyensis is a large, erect, multi-branched cactus that forms a shrub or small tree growing to 3 m tall, but … Read moreOpuntia keyensis

Opuntia polycarpa

Small, Manual of the Southeastern Flora 906, 1933 Isotype; Herbarium; Herbarium See O. ammophila See O. austrina What is Opuntia polycarpa? Opuntia polycarpa is a prickly pear cactus that grew in large colonies in the early 20th Century, but the species is much less common now. Overall, this Florida taxon is similar to O. austrina and … Read moreOpuntia polycarpa

Opuntia zebrina

Small, Journal of the New York Botanical Garden 20: 35, 1919 Herbarium Details Opuntia zebrina is a medium-sized prickly pear cactus of the Florida Keys. It is named “zebrina” because it has spines that are banded yellow (tan) and dark brown. There are some similarities between this cactus and O. dillenii, but the plants are smaller and more cold … Read moreOpuntia zebrina

Opuntia stricta

(Haworth) Haworth, Synopsis Plantarum Succulentarum 191, 1812 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium O. stricta has similarities with O. dillenii, another beach prickly pear O. stricta is different from O. anahuacensis, but they are both beach prickly pears. Details Opuntia stricta is a coastal prickly pear cactus that occurs on the shores … Read moreOpuntia stricta

Opuntia nitens

Small, Manual of the Southeastern Flora 906, 1933 Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia nitensOpuntia nitens is a small (1 m tall but often shorter), erect prickly pear cactus that grows in Florida. Details Cladodes are  6-15 cm long and dull-green or yellow-green. Spines on this cactus are often single but there may be up to 4 … Read moreOpuntia nitens

Opuntia turbinata

Small, Manual of the Southeastern Flora 1933, 910 Details Opuntia turbinata is a prickly pear cactus that occurs in colonies along the coasts of Georgia and Florida where it  grows in sand dunes. The erect, much-branched plants are less than 1 m tall. The cladodes are obovate, oval, or nearly circular, 10-15 cm long, and … Read moreOpuntia turbinata

Opuntia dillenii

(Ker Gawl.) Haworth Supplementum Plantarum Succulentarum. 79, 1819 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium;  Herbarium; Herbarium; Drawing (Britton and Rose, v1 1919, plate XXVIII, No. 2); Drawing (Botanical Register 1817, 3: plate 255) O. dillenii has similarities with O. stricta See O. anahuacensis, another beach prickly pear What is Opuntia dillenii? Opuntia dillenii is a coastal prickly pear cactus of … Read moreOpuntia dillenii

Opuntia austrina

Small, Flora of the Southeastern United States 817, 1933 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Drawing (Britton and Rose v1, 1919) What is Opuntia austrina? Opuntia austrina is a small, bushy prickly pear cactus from southern Florida. Details Mature plants of O. austrina typically have a well-defined trunk and can grow to 1 m tall, but smaller opuntias are … Read moreOpuntia austrina