Opuntia ficus-indica

Family Cactaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesIndian Fig, Spineless Cactus
SynonymsCactus ficus-indica L.; Cactus opuntia L.; Opuntia arcei Cárdenas; Opuntia castillae Griffiths; Opuntia chinensis (Roxb.) K. Koch; Opuntia cordobensis Speg.; Opuntia ficus-barbarica A.Berger; Opuntia incarnadilla Griffiths; Opuntia megacantha Salm-Dyck; Opuntia paraguayensis K.Schum.; Opuntia vulgaris Mill.; Platyopuntia vulgaris (Mill.) F.Ritter [Illegitimate]
Growth formSucculent, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)7
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeInformation unavailable
Exotic range (Australia)WA, NT, SA, QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Information unavailable
Soil type (exotic)Sandy, Loamy, Well-drained
Decade of introductionInformation unavailable

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Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30163826322863232
RCP 8.5 2050 30223814262683632
RCP 8.5 2070 302234142426103834

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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