Selected Herbarium Specimen Details (1) Download

Family Name:Cactaceae
Currently Accepted Name:Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Locality:Italy. Southern Italy: island of Sicily; town of Syracuse; NE of main rail station ca. 6 km.
Description:Edible fruit and a hedge. 
Habitat:Railway embankments and adjacent ruderal fields; Associates: Citrus limon, Hordeum vulgare, Oxalis pes-caprae, Rosmarinus officinalis, Lotus cytisoides, Ononis natrix, Brassica incana, Borago officinalis, Centranthus ruber, Chrysanthemum coronarium, Ecballium elaterium, Arisarum vulgare.
Notes:CULTIVATED. Native to Tropical America.
Collector:J. Richard Abbott E-776
  with L.C. Isaacs
Date:31 Dec 1991
Accession No:211725

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