Cactaceae Juss. (The Cactus Family) 9 species from the Cactaceae family are recorded from the Maltese Islands.
English name(s) :
Eve's Needle, Cane Cholla
Maltese name(s) :
Maltese name not known
Status for Malta :
Introduced species for horticulture (flowering plants) or agriculture (herbs or fruiting trees) usually within the last 30-150 years and persist for long after their original location or site is abandoned. They do not widespread but usually remain as a single tree or a very localised population.
Very Common Common Frequent
Rare Very rare Extinct
Growth form :
Raunkiaer lifeform [info]: Macro-Phanerophyte (high trees usually over 10m )
Germination [info]: Dicotyledon
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