Kingdom: Plantae > Division: Spermatophyta > Class: Dicotyledones > Order: Cactales > Family: Cactaceae > Genus: Opuntia > Species: Opuntia sp.

Opuntia sp.

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement


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Threat and conservation status

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Legal status

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Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) 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).

Common names and synonyms

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