Taxon  Report   5938 
Opuntia ficus-indica  (L.) Miller
Mission cactus,  Tuna cactus
Opuntia ficus-indica
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
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Opuntia ficus-indica
© 2005 Luigi Rignanese
Opuntia ficus-indica
© 2006 Steve Matson
Opuntia ficus-indica, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Opuntia ficus-indica
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Opuntia
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Cactus ficus-indica
PLANTS: Opuntia compressa
PLANTS: Opuntia opuntia
PLANTS: Opuntia vulgaris
TJM2: Opuntia megacantha
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 26, 2016).

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