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Fam.: Cactaceae / Cactus Fam.      

Synon.:  Opuntia ficus-barbarica  A.BERGER

Genus:  Opuntia  MILL.
 

Authors:
   L.:  Carl von Linné (Linnaeus, 1707 - 1777), Swedish naturalist who introduced the binary naming system for plants and animals
   MILL.:  Philip Miller (1691 - 1771), English gardener
   A.BERGER:  Alwin Berger (1871 - 1931), German botanist
 

Etymology:
   Opuntia:   Greek plant name
   ficus-indica:   American fig
   ficus-barbarica:   foreign fig
 

Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear, Teneriffa Chio 11.2.1989
Fig. 1:  Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear
Teneriffa, Chio 11.2.1989
Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear, Teneriffa Chio 11.2.1989
Fig. 2:  Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear
Teneriffa, Chio 11.2.1989
Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear, La Gomera Chipude 7.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)
Fig. 3:  Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear
La Gomera, Chipude 7.8.2015 (Photo: Markus Schrade)
Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear, GR Athen 5.9.2014
Fig. 4:  Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear
GR Athen 5.9.2014
Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear, GR Athen 5.9.2014
Fig. 5:  Opuntia ficus-indica / Prickly Pear
GR Athen 5.9.2014
 
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