Opuntia imbricata (Haw.) DC.

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Opuntia imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Restcamp, Matobo National Park.

Opuntia imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Restcamp, Matobo National Park.

Opuntia imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Restcamp, Matobo National Park.

Opuntia imbricata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Restcamp, Matobo National Park.

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Synonyms: Cereus imbricatus Haw.
Cylindropuntia imbricata (Haw.) Knuth
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Description:
Notes: Known as a naturalised and invasive species in parts of South Africa.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to the southern USA and Mexico.
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Literature:

Bromilow, C. (1995). Problem Plants of South Africa. Briza Publications, Arcadia. Page 376. (Includes a picture).

Henderson, L. (2001). Alien weeds and invasive plants Plant Protection Research Institute Handbook No. 12. Plant Protection Research Institute, Agricultural Research Council, South Africa. Page 92. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

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Flora of Botswana: Opuntia imbricata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Opuntia imbricata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Opuntia imbricata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Opuntia imbricata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Opuntia imbricata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Opuntia imbricata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Opuntia imbricata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Opuntia imbricata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Opuntia imbricata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Opuntia imbricata
Ispot Southern Africa: Opuntia imbricata
JSTOR Plant Science: Opuntia imbricata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Opuntia imbricata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Opuntia imbricata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Opuntia imbricata
Tropicos: Opuntia imbricata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Opuntia imbricata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=200320, retrieved 20 July 2019

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