Tiger Pear (Opuntia aurantiaca)

Tiger Pear


•    Succulent 
•    Green to purple stems of rounded segments
•    Prostrate to erect growth form
•    Stems covered with sharp to barbed spines
•     Yellow flowers

Tiger Pear Information Link

Flowering Times

•    Late spring to summer

Control Measure

•    Mechanical
•    Herbicide
•    Biological


•    Injury to humans and domestic animals
•    Readily spread by fragments attaching to vehicles, machinery
•    Threat to agriculture industry
•    Displaces native plants and animals


Opuntia spp.



Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

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