Kaktusfeige

Feigenkaktus (Opuntia ficus-indica) mit roten Früchten.

Opuntia littoralis

Synonyme:
Opuntie, Nopal
Opuntia_littoralis (Wikipedia)

Opuntia littoralis
Opuntia littoralis var vaseyi 5.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Caryophyllales
Family:Cactaceae
Genus:Opuntia
Species:
O. littoralis
Binomial name
Opuntia littoralis
(Engelm.) Cockerell

Opuntia littoralis is a species of prickly pear cactus known by the common name coastal pricklypear. It is sometimes called the sprawling prickly pear due to its short stems and habit of growing close to the ground. "Littoral" means "pertaining to the seashore".

Prickly Pear (Wiktionary)

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpɹɪkli ˈpɛː/

Noun

prickly pear (plural prickly pears)

  1. Any of various spiny cacti of the genus Opuntia.
  2. The fruit, often edible, of such a plant.

Synonyms

  • Indian fig
  • cactus pear
  • desert pear

Translations

Further reading

  • prickly pear on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Opuntia on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
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