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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Opuntia humifusa (Raf.) Raf.
Pricklypear

Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Cactaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Shrub

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Eastern United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Reported

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Reported for Big Pine Key by Dickson et al. (1953, as Opuntia impedita), but this was considered a misidentification by Austin et al. (1980). Olga Lakela collected a specimen in 1964 on Long Key (27930 USF) currently determined as this, but this needs review.

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Opuntia humifusa has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Recorded as Present in Error




Opuntia humifusa has been reported for the following 3 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Disturbed Upland
Pine Rockland


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Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: James Johnson, 2014
In habitat, Blazingstar Preserve, Palm Beach County, Florida

Opuntia humifusa
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Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: Roger L. Hammer

Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Opuntia humifusa
Copyright by: Robert L. Line