Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Common Prickly Pear Opuntia caracassana

Photo: Gerard van Buurt

Classification

Cactaceae [family]
Opuntia [genus] (11)
caracassana [species]

Classification

Cactaceae [family]
Opuntia [genus] (11)
caracassana [species]

Names

Dutch name Spaanse Juffer
English name Common Prickly Pear
Papiamento name Tuna (Aruba, Bonaire)
Papiamento name Enfrou
Papiamento name Infrou (Bonaire, Curaçao)
Papiamento name Kaka di Pushi
Valid name Opuntia caracassana Salm-Dyck
Synonym Opuntia wentiana Britton & Rose

Classification