chain-link cactus
Opuntia imbricata (Haw.) DC.Cactaceae

common name synonyms: devil's-rope, imbricate cactus, rope-pear, tree cholla

scientific name synonyms: O. arborescens, Cereus imbricatus Haw.

subclass: Dicotyledoneae

superorder: Caryophyllidae

order: Caryophyllales

growth form: tree, shrub, subshrub, cactus

life history: perennial

level of invasiveness: benign

weedy in native range: No

noxious weed in the u.s.: No

type of introduction: Intentional

number of vectors: 1.0

introduced range: Europe

native range: North America, Mexico (Central America)

notes: weedy in S. Africa (ARS-GRIN)

invasiveness notes: benign

Credits: Credits: (c) 2001-2006 J. Forman Orth