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Compiler: IUCN SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG) with support from the Overseas Territories Environmental Programme (OTEP) project XOT603, a joint project with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment

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Publication date: 2005-01-24

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Opuntia ficus-indica. Downloaded from http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/species.php?sc=328 on 28-09-2021.

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Red List assessed species 5: CR = 4; EN = 1;
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Bibliography
5 references found for Opuntia ficus-indica

Management information
Hoffmann, J.H., Moran, V.C. & Zeller, D.A. 1998. Evaluation of Cactoblastis cactorum (Lepidoptera: Phycitidae) as a biological control agent of Opuntia stricta (Cactaceae) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. Biological Control. 12: 20-24.
Summary: Publication on the Biological control of O. stricta in South Africa.
Varnham, K. 2006. Non-native species in UK Overseas Territories: a review. JNCC Report 372. Peterborough: United Kingdom.
Summary: This database compiles information on alien species from British Overseas Territories.
Available from: http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-3660 [Accessed 10 November 2009]
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Stevens, D. & Lanfranco, E. 2006. Cheirolophus crassifolius. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1
Summary: Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/61621/0 [Accessed 1 March 2012]
Vila, M And Gimeno, I. 2003. Seed predation of two alien Opuntia species invading Mediterranean communities. Plant Ecology 167: 1-8
Summary: Notes on Invasions.
Vila,M., Burriel, J.A, Pinoj, Chamizo J, Llach E, Porterias, M. And Vives M. 2003.Association between Opuntia species invasion and changes in land-cover in the Mediterranean region. Global Change Biology 9: 1234-1239
Summary: Notes on spread.
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(2021). Opuntia ficus-indica. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).