Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.

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Records of this taxon from all countries are shown in the table below. Cases where the taxon is native, naturalised, possibly planted or definitely planted are all listed.

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Record number No of images Record date Recorder(s) Coll. Det. Conf. Herbaria Habitat Location Loc code(s) Outing code Planted code Country QDS Grid ref. FZ Div Alt. (m) Notes Lat Long Loc Acc Code
106352125 Nov 2019BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Sprawling over rocks.Mussapa Gap, Chikukwa, Chimanimani Mts1680Mozambique1932D2 MS941Several younger specimens clearly naturalized here.-19.71636032.9883407
102963018 Aug 2019MA Hyde
MA Hyde
Open woodlandSt George's College1,510Zimbabwe1731C3 C1535-17.79944531.0576827
100675023 Mar 2019MA Hyde
MA Hyde
Disturbed ground near the summitThe Kopje, Harare10Zimbabwe1731C3 C1520Naturalised-17.84043631.0381396
99655028 Dec 2018MA Hyde
BT Wursten
P Ballings
MA Hyde
Open sandy areaNear Cleveland Pistol Club10Zimbabwe1731C3 C1580-17.81924531.1665977
99564026 Dec 2018MA Hyde
BT Wursten
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
MA Hyde
BT Wursten
On small hillNear the end of Fenella Drive, Monavale Vlei1,770Zimbabwe1731C3 C1465-17.80552031.0111207
99477024 Dec 2018MA Hyde
BT Wursten
M Coates Palgrave
P Ballings
MA Hyde
BT Wursten
Open woodlandMukuvisi Woodland, Chiraura Stream side1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 C1491-17.84224431.0857967
97519026 Aug 2018MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
MA Hyde
In miombo woodlandMukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 C1481Small plants-17.84494331.0830027
97530026 Aug 2018MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
Large plant on anthill in miombo woodlandMukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 C1491-17.84464931.0842467
9740714 Aug 2018MA Hyde
MA Hyde
In woodlandNational Botanic Garden, Harare1,210Zimbabwe1731C3 C1513Several plants in woodland-17.80001631.0515857
90885127 Jan 2018MA Hyde
T Alegria
MA Hyde
Sandy miombo woodlandSouthern part of Mukuvisi Woodland, north of River1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 C1498-17.84938231.0921037
74348117 Jul 2016MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
MA Hyde
Amongst large rock bouldersBy road to Harava Dam490Zimbabwe1731C3 C1433Isolated single plants-17.98540331.0941637
69388014 Jan 2016BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Disturbed roadside woodland.Layby near Gweru, just before turn-off to Antelope Park.0Zimbabwe1929D1 C1432Hairs on stems rough and curved backwards; fruit stalks not long.-19.56654029.7360207
67446127 Sep 2015MA Hyde
BT Wursten
MA Hyde
BT Wursten
Rocky hills in miombo woodlandChriston Bank70Zimbabwe1731C1 C1373-17.58606031.0085907
67343020 Sep 2015MA Hyde
BT Wursten
M Coates Palgrave
In miombo woodlandCalderwood Park, Peterhouse School0Zimbabwe1831B1 C1620-18.20890031.6237907
67353220 Sep 2015MA Hyde
BT Wursten
M Coates Palgrave
In miombo woodlandCalderwood Park, Peterhouse School0Zimbabwe1831B1 C1630-18.20691031.6243707
6417801 Jan 2015BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Disturbed margin of riverine vegetation.Mutirikwi Bridge near Triangle.0Zimbabwe2131A2 S396-21.03943131.3938927
62229019 Dec 2014BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Woodland patch at base of large granite areaNear pool area, Camp Amalinda, Matobo0Zimbabwe2028A4 W1351-20.48097228.4372287
65305128 Jan 2014BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Disturbed deciduous woodland By junction Fort Usher road and Old Gwanda road, Matobo 0Zimbabwe2028B3 W1485-20.40260028.6015207
65458021 Jan 2014BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Mixed deciduous woodland West of Masvingo on road to Zvishavane 0Zimbabwe2030B1 S1112-20.04496030.7401107
62157020 Jan 2014BT Wursten
P Ballings
BT Wursten
Open woodlandAlong Harare - Chivhu road at Northside Chivhu 0Zimbabwe1830D4 C1460-18.99043130.9046256
51495014 May 2013MA Hyde
DB Hartung
T Alegria
Sandy miombo woodlandSE corner of Mukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 C1490-17.84881031.0914407
51323021 Apr 2013MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
Sandy miombo (mostly Julbernardia) woodlandMacDonald's game park, Ruwa0Zimbabwe1731C3 C1510-17.91082031.2140407
3471006 Jan 2011BT Wursten
P Ballings
Slightly degraded rocky miombo woodlandSmall dirt track off main road, c. 5 km East of Nyazura 0Zimbabwe1832C3 E1192-18.76331032.1920607
30655015 Aug 2010MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
In miombo woodlandGosho Park700Zimbabwe1831B1 C1670A few scattered plants seen-18.18107031.6272300
29373020 Jun 2010MA Hyde
Amongst large granite boulders in miombo woodlandChedgelow Farm0Zimbabwe1731C3 C1450-17.96436031.1215200
26334027 Dec 2009BT Wursten
P Ballings
Rocky open woodlandLake Chivero Recreational Park110Zimbabwe1730D4 C1385-17.90373030.7654400
21203112 Aug 2008MA Hyde
M Coates Palgrave
In woodland nr base of termite moundMukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 C1490-17.84708031.0857200
16963019 Aug 2007MA Hyde
In sandy miombo woodlandN side of the Mukuvisi River1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 TR975257C14900
16312015 Jul 2007MA Hyde
Sandy miombo woodlandNear Jacana Yacht Club, Lake Chivero110Zimbabwe1730D4 TR680205C1390Well naturalised in woodland0
6875014 Aug 2006MA Hyde
Dry msasa woodlandMarowe River, John Galt Village, Nyanga0Zimbabwe1832B3 VQ516722E15300
7186217 Jan 2006MA Hyde
BT Wursten
Val D'Or120Zimbabwe1731C4 C15202
718511 Jun 2004BT Wursten
Hot and dry, rocky deciduous woodlandHot Springs310Zimbabwe1932C2 E6002
14551025 Jun 1999MA Hyde
In hollow in rock on low rocky hillsMapor Estate, Odzi130Zimbabwe1932A2 VP372915E1020-19.07139032.4027806
30395017 May 1996MA Hyde
RB Drummond
Sandy miombo woodland with extensive patches of cultivationHatfield, Harare10Zimbabwe1731C3 TR950237C1460-17.86790031.0649806
24204024 Nov 1991MA Hyde
On open groundBy Wilson Drive10Zimbabwe1731C3 UR010270C00
24203023 Jun 1990MA Hyde
In woodlandNorth of George Road10Zimbabwe1731C3 TR960238C0Presumably from garden throw-outs0
24202024 Mar 1990MA Hyde
On anthillMukuvisi Woodland1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 TR972265C00
24201018 Oct 1988MA Hyde
On veldHarare Drive10Zimbabwe1731C1 TR977377C00
2420008 Oct 1988MA Hyde
Sandy groundSouthern side of Mukuvisi River1,20Zimbabwe1731C3 TR972257C0Presumably originating as throw-outs from gardens of houses close by0

Total records found: 39



Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Records of: Opuntia ficus-indica.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-display.php?species_id=141220, retrieved 8 July 2020

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