Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Threat and conservation status
IUCN Red List status of threatened species
The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.
EU conservation status
The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.
Mentioned in the following international legal instruments and agreements
|Legal text||Annex||Conditions||More information|
|Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)||
Annex II: (a) all species which, although not necessarily now threatened with extinction, may become so unless trade in specimens of such species is subject to strict regulation in order to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival; and (b) other species which must be subject to regulation in order that trade in specimens of certain species referred to in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph may be brought under effective control.
|This species or synonym as such is not listed in CITES, but whole Family CACTACEAE is concerned by Appendix II (Except the species included in Appendix I and except Pereskia spp., Pereskiopsis spp. and Quiabentia spp.). Designates all parts and derivatives, except: a) seeds (including seedpods of Orchidaceae), spores and pollen (including pollinia). The exemption does not apply to seeds from Cactaceae spp. exported from Mexico, and to seeds from Beccariophoenix madagascariensis and Neodypsis decaryi exported from Madagascar; b) seedlings or tissue cultures obtained in vitro, in solid or liquid media, transported in sterile containers; c) cut flowers of artificially propagated plants; d) fruits, and parts and derivatives thereof of naturalized or artificially propagated plants of the genus Vanilla (Orchidaceae) and of the family Cactaceae; e) stems, flowers, and parts and derivatives thereof of naturalized or artificially propagated plants of the genera Opuntia subgenus Opuntia and Selenicereus (Cactaceae); and f) finished products of Euphorbia antisyphilitica packaged and ready for retail trade. Artificially propagated specimens of the following hybrids and/or cultivars are not subject to the provisions of the Convention: Hatiora x graeseri; Schlumbergera x buckleyi; Schlumbergera russelliana x Schlumbergera truncata; Schlumbergera orssichiana x Schlumbergera truncata; Schlumbergera opuntioides x Schlumbergera truncata; Schlumbergera truncata (cultivars); Cactaceae spp. colour mutants, grafted on the following grafting stocks: Harrisia 'Jusbertii', Hylocereus trigonus or Hylocereus undatus; Opuntia microdasys (cultivars).||http://www.cites.org/eng|
Common names and synonyms
|EoL||Encyclopedia of Life|
|GBIF search||Global Biodiversity Information Facility|
|ITIS (accepted)||Interagency Taxonomic Information System|
|NCBI search||National Center for Biotechnology Information|
|NOBANIS: Opuntia ficus-indica||European Network on Invasive Alien Species|
|Species+||Species+ by UNEP-WCMC|