Selected Herbarium Specimen Details (2) 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. 37º 3’ 0” N 15º 0’ 0” E
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

Family Name:Cactaceae
Currently Accepted Name:Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Locality:USA. Florida. Escambia Co.: Ca. 45 ft. W of small concrete railroad bridge, S of Bay Bluffs Park area, NE of the intersection of Scenic Highway and Bayview Way, Pensacola. 30º 26’ 47” N 87º 10’ 20” W
Description:Large old ramose plant ca. 6 ft. wide and 4.5 ft. tall; flowers yellow; escaped. 
Habitat:Sandy disturbed site adjacent to rock riprap; with Rubus trivialis and Smilax bona-nox.
Reproductive State:Flower
Collector:J. R. Burkhalter 25328
Date:09 May 2015
Accession No:298908

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