Opuntia elata

Family Cactaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesParaguay Pear
SynonymsOpuntia alko-tuna Cárdenas; Opuntia bonaerensis Speg.; Opuntia cardiosperma K.Schum.; Opuntia chakensis Speg.; Opuntia pyrrhantha (F. Ritter) P.J. Braun & Esteves; Platyopuntia interjecta F. Ritter; Platyopuntia pyrrhantha F. Ritter
Growth formSucculent, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)SA, NSW, ACT, VIC, QLD
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas
Soil type (exotic)Sandy
Decade of introduction1960

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 302380403864218
RCP 8.5 2050 302400383683426
RCP 8.5 2070 3024003636103426

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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