Wild Florida Photo - Opuntia - pricklypear genus
The pricklypear genus of cacti is undergoing taxonomic revisions.
After a period of many of the pricklypear species all being classified as Opuntia humifusa
, they are getting new designations.
For a current key to the species, go to Opuntia genus page at the Atlas of Florida Plants
and scroll down to the Identification Key.
Species of the Opuntia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
The genus Opuntia is a member of the Cactaceae - Cactus family.