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  Opuntia vulgaris
 
  Family: CACTACEAE
  Citation:  Opuntia vulgaris Mill., Gard. Dict. (ed. 8) 1. 1768; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 140. 1999; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 240. 2005; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 400. 2009. Opuntia monacantha (Willd.) Haw., Suppl. Pl. Succ. 81. 1819; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 548(387). 1919. Cactus monacanthos Willd., Enum. Pl. Suppl. 33. 1813. Cactus indicus Roxb., Fl. Ind. 2: 475. 1832.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chappathikally, Pattanathukally
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s):
  Description: Subshrubs, fleshy branches, areoles woolly, spines to 2.5 cm. Leaves subulate or absent. Flowers solitary, sessile; calyx lobes 0.7 cm, ovate, pubescent, tube adnate to ovary; corolla 6 cm across; stamens many, filaments 0.5 to 2 cm; ovary inferior, 3 cm long; ovules many, style to 2 cm, stigma 3-5 lobed. Berry 5 x 3.5 cm, obovoid.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: November-March
  District(s): Idukki, Pathanamthitta, Wayanad, Palakkad
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Dry deciduous forests, also in the plains
  Distribution: South East America; naturalised in India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Champakkad, Tiruvalla
   
 
   
 
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