Please scroll to the bottom for more images.
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Spineless cactus

Opuntia ficus-indica
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Britton, N.L., Rose, J.N., The Cactaceae, vol. 1: t. 27 (1919) [M.E. Eaton]

Family: Cactaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Tree

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Probably native to Mexico, but its origins obscured through widespread cultivation.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

Comments: For images, visit Opuntia Web.

Other data on Opuntia ficus-indica available from :

Opuntia ficus-indica has been found in the following 7 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Dupuis Reserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Miramar Pineland Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Pine Island Ridge Natural Area Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized
R. Hardy Matheson Preserve Present Not Native, Cultivated Only
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Not Native, Naturalized

Opuntia ficus-indica has been found in the following county :
Occurrence Native Status
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized


All Images:

Opuntia ficus-indica
Copyright by: plantillustrations.org (public domain)
originally published in Britton, N.L., Rose, J.N., The Cactaceae, vol. 1: t. 27 (1919) [M.E. Eaton]