Dutch Caribbean Species Register

Overview of the biodiversity of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, Sint Eustatius and Sint Maarten

Sour Prickle Opuntia stricta

Photo: Tinde van Andel

Classification

Cactaceae [family]
Opuntia [genus] (8)
stricta [species]

Classification

Cactaceae [family]
Opuntia [genus] (8)
stricta [species]

Presence

Recorded on
  • Saba
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Presence status
  • Introduced (2) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Eustatius
  • Distribution description Native to Mexico northeast, Mexico southeast and Mexico Gulf.
    Notes on presence status Cultivated.

    Publications

    • Axelrod, F.S. 2015. A Systematic Vademecum to the Vascular Plants of Sint Eustatius. 179 pp.
    • Mori, S.A., Gracie, C.A. 2007. Flowering Plants. Plants and Lichens of Saba Virtual Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden. [link]
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of Sint Eustatius. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • WCSP 2017. World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [link]