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Succulent plants that are declared weeds or invaders in South Africa

There are 16 species of succulent plants that are declared weeds or invader plants in South Africa.

Species Type Cate-gory  

Agave sisalana (Sisal hemp, Sisal, Garingboom)

Family: Agavaceae

Invader 2  

Austrocylindropuntia subulata (Long spine cactus, Langdoringkaktus)

[= Opuntia exaltata]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1  

Bryophyllum delagoense (Chandelier plant, Kandelaarplant)

[= Bryophyllum tubiflorum, Kalanchoe tubiflora, Kalanchoe delagoensis]

Classification: Crassulaceae

Weed 1  

Cereus jamacaru (Queen of the Night, Nagblom)

Classification: Cactaceae

Referred to incorrectly as Cereus peruvianus in South Africa.

Weed 1  

Cylindropuntia fulgida (Chain-fruit cholla)

[= Opuntia fulgida]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Incorrectly named as Opuntia rosea in South Africa.

Weed 1  

Cylindropuntia imbricata (Imbricate cactus, Imbricate prickly pear, Tree cholla, Chain-link cactus)

[= Opuntia imbricata]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1  

Echinopsis spachiana (Torch cactus, Orrelkaktus)

[= Trichocereus spachianus]

Classification: Cactaceae

Weed 1  

Harrisia martinii (Moon cactus, Harrisia cactus, Toukaktus, Harrisia kaktus)

[= Eriocereus martinii]

Classification: Cactaceae

Weed 1  

Opuntia aurantiaca (Jointed cactus, Litjieskaktus)

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1

Opuntia ficus-indica (Mission prickly pear, Sweet prickly pear, Boereturksvy, Grootdoringturksvy)

[= Opuntia megacantha]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Excluding all spineless cactus pear cultivars and selections.

Weed 1  

Opuntia humifusa (Large flowered prickly pear, Creeping prickly pear)

[= Opuntia compressa]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1  

Opuntia engelmannii (Engelmann's prickly pear, Calico cactus)

[= Opuntia tardospina, Opuntia lindheimeri]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1  

Opuntia monacantha (Cochineal prickly pear, Drooping prickly pear, Suurturksvy, Luisiesturksvy)

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Incorrectly named Opuntia vulgaris in South Africa.

Weed 1  

Opuntia spinulifera (Saucepan cactus, Large roundleaved prickly pear,Blouturksvy, Groot rondeblaar turksvy)

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1  

Opuntia stricta (Pest pear of Australia, Suurturksvy)

[= Opuntia dillennii]

Classification: Cactaceae > Opuntia

Weed 1  

Pereskia aculeata (Pereskia, Barbados gooseberry)

Classification: Cactaceae

Weed 1  

 

 

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