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Cactus cochenillifer L.
Sp. Pl. 468 1753
Family: CACTACEAE

Accepted Scientific Name: Nopalea cochenillifera (L.) Salm-Dyck
Cact. Hort. Dyck. (1849) 64 1850

Cactus cochenillifer (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Diego Armentano

Synonyms:

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Cochineal nopal cactus, Cochineal opuntia
FILIPINO: Palad, Nopal, Dila-dila, Dapal, , Dilang-baka
GEORGIAN (ქართული): კოშენილის კაქტუსი
INDONESIAN (Bahasa Indonesia): Kaktus Centong
NAHUATL (Nāhuatl): Nochez opalli, Nopalli, Nōcheznohpalli, Nopal nochetzli
PORTUGUESE (Português): Palma, Urumbeta, Cacto, Cacto-de-cochonilha, Palma-de-engorda, Palma-miúda, Palma-forrageira, Palma-doce, Palmatória-doce, Nopal, Cardo-de-cochonilha, Cacto-sem-espinhos
SPANISH (Español): Tunita, Nopal de la cochinilla, Nopal chamacuero, Nopal de San Gabriel (Oaxaca), Tuna nopal (El Salvador), Piaa (Mexico), Biaa (Mexico), Tuna Mansa (Puerto Rico), Tuna, Nopal, Tuna real (Venezuela)
SWEDISH (Svenska): Kochenillkaktus
THAI (ภาษาไทย): เสมา



27329 alexander Alexander Arzberger
Cactus cochenillifer (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger
21035 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Flowering and fruiting habit at Kihei, Maui, (USA). January 23, 2007 (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr

21034 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Habit at Lido Beach, Florida. November 08, 2003. (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
27328 alexander Alexander Arzberger
Cactus cochenillifer (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Alexander Arzberger

21033 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Flowers at Lido Beach, Florida. November 08, 2003. (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
20137 julio Julio C. García
Cactus cochenillifer (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Julio C. García

21036 star Forest Starr & Kim Starr
Flowers at Halsey Dr around residences Sand Island, Midway Atoll, Hawaii (USA). May 31, 2008. (Nopalea cochenillifera) Photo by: Forest Starr & Kim Starr
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