Many people know organisms only by the common names, or "vernacular" names. Unlike scientific names, common names are almost always different for speakers of different languages. They may also vary regionally within a language. This tab shows all the common names provided to EOL for this organism from a variety of providers, including EOL curators. Currently we can only set one preferred common name per language on a given EOL page, but all the names should be searchable.

Common names listed by language

Preferred marks the preferred name for each language.


Name Sources Status
cactus spp. uBio Unknown
Cholla Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Trusted
Prickly pear uBio Unknown
prickly pear species uBio Unknown
Prickly Pears uBio Unknown
prickly-pears NCBI Taxonomy Trusted
pricklypear Michаel Frаnkis, Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
pricklypear and cholla uBio Unknown


Name Sources Status
Opuntiat Kari Pihlaviita Trusted


Name Sources Status
figues de Barbarie Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS), uBio Trusted
Opuntia Unknown Trusted


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