Opuntia aurantiaca

Family Cactaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesTiger Pear
SynonymsOpuntia ferox (Willd.) Haw.
Growth formSucculent, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril (no viable seeds)
Maximum height (m)0.4
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)SA, QLD, NSW, VIC
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Information unavailable
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1900

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 301440042342348
RCP 8.5 2050 302438042308306
RCP 8.5 2070 30244624028123010

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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