Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition

Family Profile
Family Description

A family  of 98 genera and c. 800 species with the exception of Rhipsalis baccifera, the family is exclusively American; 8 genera with c. 32 species introduced to Australia.

Opuntia - A genus of about of over 200 species, occurring throughout America, from S Canada to Patagonia; 20 species introduced to Australia. Barthlott et al. (1993); Chinnock (2015); Environmental Weeds of Australia; Harden et al. (2014); Telford (1984).

Barthlott, W., and Hunt, D.R. (1993). Cactaceae. In Kubitzki, K, Rohwer, J.G., Bittrich, V. Dr .(eds), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Flowering Plants Dicotyledons. Magnoliid, Hamamelid and Caryophyllid Families. (Springer-Verlag: Berlin). Vol. 2, pp. 161-197.

Chinnock, R.J. (2015), Feral opuntioid cacti in Australia Part 1. Cylindrical -stemmed genera: Austrocylindropuntia, Cylindropuntia and Corynopuntia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Supplement 3.

Environmental Weeds of Australia (Queensland Edition). . Accessed 6/10/2016.

Harden, G.J., Nicholson, H.R.W., McDonald, W.J.F., Nicholson, N.J., Tame, T. & Williams, J. (2014). Rainforest Plants of Australia. Rockhampton to Victoria. Gwen Harden Publishing.

Telford, I.R.H. in George, A.S. (ed.) (1984), Cactaceae. Flora of Australia 4: 71-72.

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