Taxon  Report   5938    
Opuntia ficus-indica  (L.) Mill.
Mission cactus,  Tuna cactus
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.

Bloom Period
Genus: Opuntia
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

JEF other name:
Opuntia × occidentalis

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Cactus ficus-indica
PLANTS: Opuntia compressa
PLANTS: Opuntia opuntia
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More information about  Opuntia ficus-indica
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Aug 25, 2019).