Biscayne National Park Cactus

The world's largest population of semaphore prickly-pear cactus lives in Biscayne National Park

The following cacti have been documented in the park. They have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to

Dildoe Cactus, Cereus pentagonus

Erect Pricklypear, Opuntia stricta

Prickly Applecactus, Harrisia aboriginum

Prickly Pear, Opuntia stricta var. dillenii

Semaphore Prickly-pear Cactus, Opuntia corallicola

Triangle Cactus, Acanthocereus tetragonus

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