Opuntia sp nova aff macrocentra

Opuntia sp nova aff macrocentra
Opuntia sp nova aff macrocentra

Introduction

This unidentified Opuntia was observed growing in southern New Mexico near Las Cruces, near El Paso, Texas, and in adjacent Mexico. This cactus may  grow alongside O. macrocentra and is similar to O. macrocentra. But, this unidentified taxon is more upright, has a different bloom period, and is a taller prickly pear. These opuntias are gray-blue or gray-green, and the spines are pale at their tips.

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