Spineless cactus

Opuntia ficus-indhica

  • Spineless cactus
  • Spineless cactus
  • Flower name
    Spineless cactus
  • Scientific name
    Opuntia ficus-indhica
  • Aliasオプンティア, 団扇サボテン, Opuntia, サボテン
  • Place of originMexico
  • Place of floweringSpecific area
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August

What is Spineless cactus

Spineless cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) is a perennation shrub of the family Cactaceae genus Opuntia native to Mexico. The stem is green, and the form does flat round fan form or cylinder form, and appearance is stinging. It makes a yellow flower to have a lot of stamens bloom in early summer, and purple-red or yellow colored-fruit called cactus pair become after a flower.This fruit and stem become edible. Because it is a cactus, the leaf degenerates and does not exist.

Generic name: Spineless cactus, Scientific name: Opuntia ficus-indhica, another name: indica, prickly pear ,Opuntia, Indian fig opuntia, Barbary fig, cactus pear, the place of origin: Mexico, Height of the tree: 3-5m, monoecism, a leaf: A color of a flower that I degenerate, and there is not: Yellow, red, white, anthesis: For from June to August, it is colored fruit: Red, purple, yellow, white, the fruit head: 5-8cm, the fruition period: From August to October.


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Cactaceae
  • Genus
    Opuntia
  • Species
    O. ficus-indica
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
    Spiny
  • Life typeperennation shrub
  • Flower colors
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 1000.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower5.0 ~ 10.0 cm

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