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.

  • 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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