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Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Eve's needle, Cane cholla)

[= Opuntia subulata, Opuntia exaltata]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Core Eudicots > Order: Caryophyllales > Familty: Cactaceae > Genus: Austrocylindropuntia

Native to Peru. A declared Category 1 invasive plant in South Africa (under the name Opuntia exaltata). 

Ecological interactions in southern Africa

Herbivores

Publications

  • Klein H. 2011. A catalogue of the insects, mites and pathogens that have been used or rejected, or are under consideration, for the biological control of invasive alien plants in South Africa. African Entomology 19(2): 515-549.

Text by Hamish Robertson


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