Dutch Caribbean Species Register

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

Jumbie Prickle Opuntia elatior

Photo: Carel de Haseth

Classification

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

Classification

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

Presence

Recorded on
  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curaçao
  • Saba
  • Sint Maarten
  • Presence status
  • Indigenous (1) - Aruba
  • Indigenous (1) - Bonaire
  • Indigenous (1) - Curaçao
  • Indigenous (1) - Saba
  • Introduced (2) - Sint Maarten
  • Notes on presence status Escaped from cultivation on St. Martin according to Rojer (1997).

    Publications

    • Amelunxen, C.P. 1931. De cactusflora van Curaçao. 24. J.W.F. Sluijter.
    • Howard, R.A. 1989. Dicotyledoneae - Part 2. In: Flora of the Lesser Antilles, Leeward and Windward Islands. 5: 604. Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.
    • Proosdij, A.S.J. van 2012. Arnoldo's Zakflora: Wat in het wild groeit en bloeit op Aruba, Bonaire en Curaçao. 318 pp.. Walburg Pers, Zutphen.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological Inventory of Saba. 87 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Rojer, A. 1997. Biological inventory of St. Maarten. 102 pp. CARMABI Foundation, Curaçao.
    • Stoffers, A.L. 1984. Cactaceae. Flora of the Netherlands Antilles 3: 143-158.