Chandigarh Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Chandigarh (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Opuntia elatior Mill.

Family: Cactaceae Genus: Opuntia Species: Opuntia elatior Mill.






Synonym Opuntia bergeriana F.A.C.Weber ex A.Berger, Opuntia megalantha Griffiths, Opuntia nigricans (Haw.) Haw. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Nagphani, chappal-sendh Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Prickly Pear Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Nagphani Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Berries globose, fleshy and glochidiate.
Habitat Along roadsides, forest clearing and scrub jungles Bark Type Prickly
Distribution Native of Tropical America Bark Details The bark is greenish in colour and prickly
Distribution in chandigarh Sector 26 Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Alternate (leaves born singly along stem)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Erect stout, succulent, branched shrubs, with flattened, obovate joints. Spines 3 – 7, from an areole, yellowish, translucent. Flowers large, 6 – 8 cm long, with bright yellow petals. Stamens included. Berries globose, fleshy and glochidiate. Leaf Details Spines 3 – 7, from an areole, yellowish, translucent.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found