Opuntia ochrocentra

Kunkel ex Britton and Rose, The Cactaceae; descriptions and illustrations of plants of the cactus family 4: 262–263. 1923

Lectotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium

What is Opuntia ochrocentra?

Opuntia ochrocentra is a medium-sized prickly pear cactus from the Florida Keys.

Details

The pads of O. ochrocentra are elliptic to oval or even obovate, 10-30 cm long. There are 5-6 yellow spines in many of the prominent areoles. Spines are reflexed. 

Flowers are yellow and the fruit is red, about 2 cm long. 

All pictures provided by Danny Green. 

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