Opuntia sp nova aff macrocentra

This unidentified taxon was observed growing in southern New Mexico, near El Paso, TX, and in adjacent Mexico. It grows with Opuntia macrocentra and is similar to O. macrocentra, but it is more upright and has a different bloom period. Additionally, the plants of this unknown taxon do not assume a purple color in winter, and the spines are definitely pale at their tips.

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