Observations in the Genus: Opuntia

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Spiky

Prickly Pear
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Location: Strandfontein Birding Area (False Bay Nature Reserve)
Observed: 10th December 2014
Added: 11th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Spiny prickly pear

Prickly pear
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Location: R398, Middelburg - EC
Observed: 4th December 2014
Added: 8th December 2014
Identifications:1
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Comments:1
Description:

Opuntia species very confusing - possibly O. ficus indica or O. robusta, but really not sure. Glochids absent on cladodes, present on fruit. Has a stem. Spine clusters denser on cladode edges. Flowers yellow or orange. Perhaps a stricta/robusta hybrid?

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Pricklypear

f27 pricklypear
By: peter slingsby
BirdLife South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaCedarberg ConservancyEntomological Society of Southern AfricaMountain Club of SA (Cape Town)Spider Club of South Africa
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Location: P1572 near Albertinia
Observed: 20th November 2014
Added: 26th November 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
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Another opuntia

November 2 149
By: Fynbosphil
Botanical Society of South AfricaEarly Detection Rapid Response Unit SANBIFriends of Kenilworth Race CourseFriends of the Liesbeek
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Location: Brits
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 20th November 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia stricta
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
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Opuntia salmiana

November 2 131
By: Fynbosphil
Botanical Society of South AfricaEarly Detection Rapid Response Unit SANBIFriends of Kenilworth Race CourseFriends of the Liesbeek
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Location: Brits
Observed: 13th November 2014
Added: 20th November 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia salmiana
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:1
Description:

Take a close look - if all goes well, this cactus won't be around much longer

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Opuntia humifusa

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: R563, West Rand
Observed: 8th November 2014
Added: 11th November 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia humifusa
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
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Prickly pear

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By: Andrew Hankey
Africa Nature TrainingBushveld Experience Skills & TrainingLepidopterists' Society of AfricaSouth African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: R512, West Rand
Observed: 6th November 2014
Added: 7th November 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:3
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Looks alien..

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Location: Swimuwini Chalets, South Gonarezhou National Park
Observed: 26th September 2014
Added: 24th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
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Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia ficus-indica
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Mosslands Two River Trail
Observed: 27th September 2014
Added: 20th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:6
Comments:1
Description:

Introduced from Central America

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prickly pear

prickly pear
By: rianabate
Entomological Society of Southern Africa
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Location: R325, Benede Oranje
Observed: 17th October 2014
Added: 19th October 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
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Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia ficus-indica
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: The Great Fish River Nature Reserve
Observed: 2nd October 2014
Added: 17th October 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:3
Comments:0
Description:

Introduced from Central America intended for use as a hedge, fodder and succulent fruit.

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Pricklypear Hedgerow

Pricklypear Hedgerow
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Haarwegskloof
Observed: 16th August 2014
Added: 27th August 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:2
Comments:1
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Opuntia ficus-indica ...

Opuntia ficus-indica
By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism AgencyOutrampsSea Fish AtlasSeaKeysSeaKeys GOLD
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Location: Fransmanshoek Conservancy
Observed: 25th June 2014
Added: 5th August 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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IMGP1454
By: michaelblue
Location: Tanu Road, Mtwara
Observed: 27th July 2014
Added: 27th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:1
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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails - Cottages
Observed: 27th June 2014
Added: 18th July 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Turksvy

Turksvy
By: Jannie Groenewald
Custodians of Rare and Endangered Wildflowers
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Location: Buffeljagrivier
Observed: 2nd May 2014
Added: 10th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Opuntia engelmannii

 Opuntia engelmannii
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed: 28th May 2012
Added: 7th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Opuntia engelmannii

 Opuntia engelmannii
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed: 30th May 2012
Added: 7th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Opuntia engelmannii

 Opuntia engelmannii
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed: 29th May 2012
Added: 7th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Cactus

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Location: R357, Prieska
Observed: 16th March 2014
Added: 5th July 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
Description:

A dwarf type of cactus growing along the road near Prieska.

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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails Purple s of Assegaai Centre
Observed: 24th June 2014
Added: 3rd July 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:3
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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails Red The Confluence to Everest Lookout
Observed: 24th June 2014
Added: 1st July 2014
Likely ID: Opuntia
Identifications:2
Agreements:1
Comments:4
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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails Red Tree to Piggy Dam
Observed: 24th June 2014
Added: 30th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails Purple Tree
Observed: 24th June 2014
Added: 30th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:1
Comments:0
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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: Tony Rebelo
Botanical Society of South Africa A-teamCape Bird ClubEntomological Society of Southern AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout AdventureSouth African National Biodiversity InstituteSouth African National Parks Honorary RangersToyota Enviro OutreachWestern Leopard Toad Volunteer
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Location: Assegaai Trails Purpleshortcut
Observed: 23rd June 2014
Added: 30th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Opuntia ficus-indica ...

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By: Brian KD2
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Location: Nuwekloofpas, Baviaanskloof
Observed: 8th June 2014
Added: 27th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:2
Comments:0
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Opuntia rufida (Blind Prickly Pear)

2012 05 29 Cactaceae Opuntia rufida (Blind Prickly Pear) A 001r
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed: 29th May 2012
Added: 26th June 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Opuntia engelmannii (Engelmann's Pricklypear)

 Opuntia engelmannii (Engelmann's Pricklypear)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed: 29th May 2012
Added: 24th June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Opuntia engelmannii (Engelmann's Pricklypear)

 Opuntia engelmannii (Engelmann's Pricklypear)
By: Nicky vB
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)OutrampsSucculent Society of South Africa
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Location: Big Bend National Park
Observed: 29th May 2012
Added: 22nd June 2014
Identifications:1
Agreements:0
Comments:0
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Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
By: forshawn
Scouts South AfricaBotanical Society of South AfricaFriends of Tokai ParkProtea Atlas ProjectSenior Scout Adventure
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Location: Biedouw Valley
Observed: 1st May 2014
Added: 6th May 2014
Identifications:2
Agreements:4
Comments:1
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