Opuntia chisosensis

(Anthony) Ferguson, Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 58(3): 124, 1986

Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium

Details

Opuntia chisosensis occurs only in the Big Bend region of Texas and adjacent Mexico where it grows at higher elevations in wooded areas. Spines are bright yellow, orange-yellow, or reddish spines and occur on the upper portions of the cladodes. Flowers are 2- to 3-inches wide and yellowish or yellow-buff. The stigma is green above a yellow style; filaments are pale green.  Read a technical description of O. chisosensis at the Flora of North America online. More information can be found in Weedin and Powell (2004). O. chisosensis is diploid.