Haryana Forest Flora
A Comprehensive Database of Ligneous Plants of Haryana (India)
Designed & Developed by Bioinformatics Centre,Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

Complete Taxonomic details of Species: Opuntia elatior Mill.

Family: Cactaceae Genus: Opuntia Species: Opuntia elatior Mill.( नागफनी )






Synonym Opuntia bergeriana F.A.C.Weber ex A.Berger, Opuntia megalantha Griffiths, Opuntia nigricans (Haw.) Haw. Flower Color Yellow - Orange
Common Name Nagphani, chappal-sendh Flower Type Solitary
English / Trade Name Prickly Pear Flowering Period Jan-March
Vernacular /Local Name Nagphani Fruiting Period April-June
Altitude Upto 1200 m Fruit Type Berry
Habit Shrub Fruit Details Berries globose, fleshy and glochidiate.
Habitat Along roadsides, forest clearing and scrub jungles. Bark Type Prickly
Distribution Native of Tropical America Bark Details Greenish
Distribution in Haryana Fatehabad, Hisar, Jhajjar, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Morni-Pinjore, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Yamuna Nagar Origin Exotic
    Leaf Type Simple
    Leaf Arrangement Leaves absent (or all modified into scales or spines)
    Leaf Shape Ovate
Description of Species Erect stout, succulent, branched shrubs, with flattened, obovate joints. Spines 3 – 7, from an areole, yellowish, translucent. Flowers large, 6 – 8 cm long, with bright yellow petals. Stamens included. Berries globose, fleshy and glochidiate. Leaf Details Spines 3 – 7, from an areole, yellowish, translucent.

Specimen's Details / Live Plants Details

No Specimen Found