Prickly Pear 
 
 
Group:
Plants
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
California, Ecuador, Mexico


Species/Common Names:
Opuntia chaffeyi
Opuntia echios
Opuntia galapageia
Opuntia helleri
Giant Prickly Pear Cactus
Opuntia insularis
Opuntia megarrhiza
Opuntia megasperma
Opuntia pachyrrhiza
Opuntia saxicola
Opuntia treleasei
Bakersfield Cactus

Facts Summary:
Opuntia (commonly known as the Prickly Pear species) is a genus of plants of concern and found in the following area(s): California, Ecuador, Mexico.

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Status/Date(s) Listed as Endangered

  Scientific Name Status Listing Date Range
1. Opuntia chaffeyiCR-IUCN2002Mexico
2. Opuntia echiosVU-IUCN2000Ecuador
3. Opuntia galapageiaEN-IUCN2000Ecuador
4. Opuntia helleriVU-IUCN2000Ecuador
5. Opuntia insularisEN-IUCN2000Ecuador
6. Opuntia megarrhizaEN-IUCN2002Mexico
7. Opuntia megaspermaVU-IUCN2000Ecuador
8. Opuntia pachyrrhizaVU-IUCN2002Mexico
9. Opuntia saxicolaCR-IUCN2000Ecuador
10. Opuntia treleaseiEN-US FWSJuly 19, 1990California

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