Observations in the Genus: Opuntia

Bunny-ear Prickly Pear

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: Sediba
Observed on: 4th April 2014
Added to iSpot: 8th April 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Soetvlei Road Sweetvalley
Observed on: 20th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Firgrove Way Bergvliet
Observed on: 20th February 2014
Added to iSpot: 28th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 2

Opuntia aurantiaca ...

Opuntia aurantiaca
By: Brian KD2
Custodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersEastern Cape Parks & Tourism Agency
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Location: Komdomo Camp and surrounds, Baviaanskloof
Observed on: 31st January 2014
Added to iSpot: 24th March 2014
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1

Opuntia

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Location: Addo-Elefanten-Nationalpark
Observed on: 23rd October 2012
Added to iSpot: 15th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Opuntia

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By: Marion Holmes
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Location: R701, Cradock
Observed on: 12th December 2013
Added to iSpot: 12th December 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Dwarf Cactus (Opuntia microdasys)

Opuntia
By: Joanette Le CornuJoanette Le Cornu's reputation in PlantsJoanette Le Cornu's reputation in PlantsJoanette Le Cornu's reputation in Plants
Location: Oop stuk veld in Carletonville
Observed on: 4th September 2013
Added to iSpot: 5th September 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

Opuntia monoacantha

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By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: N2, Mandeni
Observed on: 10th July 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th August 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0

Opuntia Fruiting

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By: Mina Malepe
Kruger2Canyons
Location: The Willows Village, Hoedspruit
Observed on: 2nd August 2013
Added to iSpot: 5th August 2013
Identifications: 3
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: About 1m height, succulent plant with purple fruits

Opuntia ficus-indica (Sweet Prickly Pear)

Opuntia ficus-indica (Sweet Prickly Pear)
By: Nicky
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Location: Kouga Wildernis
Observed on: 15th June 2013
Added to iSpot: 1st July 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 0
Description: Plant about 4m tall.

Prickly pear fruit

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By: Justin du ToitJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in Plants
Location: N10, Cradock
Observed on: 19th February 2010
Added to iSpot: 21st June 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Prickly problem - down but not out!

Prickly problem - down but not out!
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Rayner 2013 Brooklands ghost town
Observed on: 2nd March 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th June 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 3

prickly pear with pathogen

Pathogen on prickly pear
By: Stevo
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Paarl Mountain
Observed on: 12th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 28th May 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 4

Indian fig

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By: Justin du ToitJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in Plants
Location: Samara Private Reserve
Observed on: 30th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 22nd May 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Panorama View Golden Gate
Observed on: 6th May 2013
Added to iSpot: 17th May 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Oaklands 104 Goewermentsberg Kamdeboo Mountains
Observed on: 29th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 11th May 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Track Suikerbossie to Clovelly golf course
Observed on: 31st March 2013
Added to iSpot: 18th April 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Opuntia ficus-indica (Sweet Prickly Pear)

Opuntia ficus-indica (Sweet Prickly Pear)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Perdepoort
Observed on: 12th April 2013
Added to iSpot: 13th April 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: About 3m tall. Introduced from Cental America to be used as a hedge, fodder and succulent fruit. This is an aggressive invader.

Drooping prickly pear

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By: PeterRWarren
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMidlands Conservancies Forum
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Location: Pulpit Rock St, Glenmore Beach
Observed on: 24th March 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th April 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description:

Leisure Bay Beach Walk

  1. Environment. Close to beach.
  2. Plant. 1.4m high.
  3. Leaves. 280 by 140 mm succulent, sometimes in pairs thorny (ouch) leaves. One leaf joined to next in a tree like structure.
  4. Flowers. ~50mm, joined to leaves on a thick stem, yellow with red stripes esp behind.
  5. Fruit. Red.

Cactus from next to Flood Museum, Laingsburg.

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By: Les Powrie ZA
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: N1, Laingsburg
Observed on: 10th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 4th March 2013
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Cactus from next to Flood Museum, Laingsburg.

Opuntia

Opuntia
By: Georg FritzGeorg Fritz is knowledgeable about PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in Plants
Location: R34, Odendaalsrus
Observed on: 9th November 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th February 2013
Likely ID: Opuntia elata
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Pest plant.

Opuntia stricta

Opuntia stricta
By: Georg FritzGeorg Fritz is knowledgeable about PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in PlantsGeorg Fritz's earned reputation in Plants
Location: R34, Welkom
Observed on: 9th November 2008
Added to iSpot: 27th February 2013
Likely ID: Opuntia humifusa
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1
Description: This Mexican plant is rapidly colonising suitable habitats as in the Free State.

Prickly Pear, Boereturksvy

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Location: Farm Kyffhauser, Maltahohe, Namibia
Observed on: 20th December 2006
Added to iSpot: 5th February 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Planted.

Opuntia monocantha

 Opuntia monocantha
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Wilderness
Observed on: 18th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 21st January 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 6
Comments: 0
Description: Height about 3m.

Opuntia humifusa (Devil's Tongue)

Opuntia humifusa (Devil's Tongue)
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Seven Dams Conservancy
Observed on: 6th January 2013
Added to iSpot: 9th January 2013
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 3
Description: About 0.5m tall. Declared weed from North America. There were a lot of small plants of this weed growing in the cracks in the rocks. These should be removed before they get any bigger.

Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia ficus-indica
By: Chris Wahlberg
Botanical Society of South Africa
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Location: Amahola Ho Spitskop, Cloclan, OFS
Observed on: 9th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 15th December 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Category 1 Invader from Mexico. Stem pads flattened and much longer than broad. 3 to 10 spines per cushion or spineless. Fruit yellow turning reddish with small spines.

Cactus

Cactus
By: Paul Saaijman
Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife Honorary Officers (Ithala)
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Location: R69, Vryheid
Observed on: 9th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 5th December 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 7

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Salt River Trail middle
Observed on: 20th July 2012
Added to iSpot: 16th November 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 0
Description: Obviously been cleared in the past but a shoddy job with lots of pieces left behind now regenerating.

Burnt prickly pear resprouting

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By: Justin du ToitJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in Plants
Location: Boesmanskop grazing trials, Grootfontein
Observed on: 9th November 2012
Added to iSpot: 14th November 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
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Description: Prickly pear resprouting following a fire. Urs Kreuter (USA) says that hot fires can kill prickly pear-type cacti. This fire was not particularly hot, mainly as it occurred late in the day (about sunset) under relatively cool, if windy, conditions.

Opuntia in bushveld

Opuntia sp
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Location: Steelpoort, Limpopo
Observed on: 1st November 2012
Added to iSpot: 13th November 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2

Prickly Pear

Prickly Pear
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Location: Karoo Botanical Gardens
Observed on: 9th September 2012
Added to iSpot: 20th September 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 0
Description: Heavily infested with cochineal insects (bio-control)

Opuntia monacantha George 8 2 2012

Opuntia monacantha George 8 2 2012
By: Prix BurgoynePlants expert
Location: N2, Sedgefield
Observed on: 8th February 2012
Added to iSpot: 19th September 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 0
Description: Succulent invader up to 3 m tall.

Opuntia aurantiaca

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By: Loraine van den BergLoraine van den Berg's reputation in PlantsLoraine van den Berg's reputation in PlantsLoraine van den Berg's reputation in Plants
Location: Commando Drift Dam, Tarkastad
Observed on: 2nd September 2012
Added to iSpot: 2nd September 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: Extremely invasive

Drooping Prickly Pear

Drooping Prickly Pear
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Location: ERF97800, San Souci Rd
Observed on: 30th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 30th August 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 2

Opuntia

Opuntia
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Sutherland
Observed on: 12th August 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th August 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 2

Opuntia humifusa

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By: Justin du ToitJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in PlantsJustin du Toit's reputation in Plants
Location: Samara Private Reserve
Observed on: 11th July 2012
Added to iSpot: 13th July 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 5
Comments: 1
Description: Grim invader of dry areas - seemingly on the increase. Stemless, forming large mats. Mainly spineless, but lots of glochids. Diagnostic feature is the long, thin, red fruit. Other Opuntias have rounder fruits.

Unknown Opuntia spp

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Location: Grootfontein Agricultural Development Institute
Observed on: 29th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th June 2012
Likely ID: Opuntia humifusa
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 1
Description: Fragment of Opuntia (students brought in sample). Spineless, but glochids (bristles) very abundant and easily detachable (all over student - ouch). Wavy/wrinkly cladode ('leaf') surface. Slightly limp, possibly after some damage by very cold frosts (below -10 deg C). Fruit long and narrow, small (c 10 cm) and red inside.

Opuntia stricta

Opuntia stricta
By: Andrew Hankey
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Location: R555, Burgersfort
Observed on: 22nd June 2012
Added to iSpot: 29th June 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1

Opuntia ficus-indica

Opuntia ficus-indica
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Fransmanshoek
Observed on: 22nd June 2012
Added to iSpot: 28th June 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 4
Comments: 1
Description: An aggressive invader. Even small pieces on the ground can produce roots. Thought to have been introduced in the 19th century

Turksvy

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By: johanbaard
South African National Parks
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Location: Bergplaas SF, George, WC
Observed on: 26th June 2012
Added to iSpot: 27th June 2012
Likely ID: Opuntia
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: cladode 25cm long, fairlay young plant

Pricklypear Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: R43 hill w road Lemoenpoort
Observed on: 18th April 2012
Added to iSpot: 21st April 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1

Opuntia monacantha

 Opuntia monacantha
By: Nicky
Botanical Society of South AfricaCustodians of Rare and Endangered WildflowersMountain Club of SA (South Cape)Succulent Society of South Africa
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Location: Jeffrey's Bay
Observed on: 3rd April 2012
Added to iSpot: 19th April 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0
Description: A cactus from South America that propagates easily from small pieces of cladodes lying on the ground.

Pricklypear

Pricklypear
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Grasberg Farmyard
Observed on: 6th October 2011
Added to iSpot: 15th April 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 1
Comments: 1

Opuntia humifusa

Opuntia humifusa
By: Carla
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Table Mountain Natioanl Park
Observed on: 1st November 2011
Added to iSpot: 3rd April 2012
Likely ID: Opuntia
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 0
Comments: 2

Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Graaff Reinet
Observed on: 5th July 2008
Added to iSpot: 13th January 2012
Identifications: 2
Agreements: 3
Comments: 1
Description: Not a happy chappie: riddled with biocontrol!

Cactus

Cactus
By: tony rebelo
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Location: Bergplaas Cottage Gardens
Observed on: 9th October 2010
Added to iSpot: 7th January 2012
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 1
Comments: 0

Mystery Seeds

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Location: Jonaskop, near Villersdorp
Observed on: 1st January 2011
Added to iSpot: 22nd November 2011
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 0
Comments: 6
Description: These seeds are the major dietary component of Bat Eared Foxs during summer months in the Western Cape, South Africa, near Villersdorp. I assume they are some sort of fleshy fruit. Literature generally states Bat Eared Foxes diet is mainly termites, but these results suggest over summer months in this locality they mainly eat this mystery fruit. Attempts at germinating have not been successful. Does anyone know what they might be? Your assistance would be extremely valuable!!

Opuntia ficus indica

Opuntia ficus indica Flower
By: singoc
South African National Biodiversity Institute
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Location: Alphen interchange flood ponds
Observed on: 13th October 2011
Added to iSpot: 14th October 2011
Identifications: 1
Agreements: 2
Comments: 0

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