Opuntia stricta

Family Cactaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [Weeds of National Significance; NSW's Noxious Weeds; World's Worst Invasive Alien Species]
Common namesCommon Pest-pear, Common Prickly Pear, Erect Prickly Pear, Gayndah Pear, Pest Pear, Pest-pear, Prickly Pear, Spiney Pest-pear, Spiny Prickly Pear
SynonymsCactus opuntia var. inermis DC.; Cactus strictus Haw.; Consolea bahamana (Britton & Rose) A.Berger; Opuntia anahuacensis Griffiths; Opuntia bentonii Griffiths; Opuntia inermis (DC.) DC.; Opuntia stricta (Haw.) Haw. var. stricta; Opuntia stricta var. stricta; Opuntia vulgaris Mill.
Growth formSucculent, Shrub
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionInformation unavailable
Native rangeNorth America, South America, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Exotic range (Australia)WA, NT, SA, QLD, NSW, ACT, 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 301234223032202434
RCP 8.5 2050 301628162634263038
RCP 8.5 2070 302028162432303436

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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