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These are Opuntias used as garden plant because they have purple pads, attractive spines, relatively small sizes, colorful flower displays, easy growth, or reliable performance.

Opuntia mesacantha

Rafinesque, Bulletin Botanique 1: 216, 1830 (Also Opuntia mesacantha Raf ssp mesacantha Majure) See O. cespitosa    See O. humifusa    See O. lata Neotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Hebarium (as O. humifusa); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium   What is Opuntia mesacantha? Opuntia mesacantha is a southeastern prickly pear found in Georgia, Alabama, and Florida and adjacent …

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Opuntia xanthoglochia

Griffiths, Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 21: 166, 1910 Holotype; Painting (Mary Emily Eaton); Painting (Mary Emily Eaton) What is Opuntia xanthoglochia? Opuntia xanthoglochia is a prickly pear cactus cactus found in central Texas, east of Austin although it may range into other areas. Details O. xanthoglochia resembles O. macrorhiza, and the cactus …

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Opuntia cespitosa

Rafinesque, Bulletin Botanique 2: 216, 1830 Neotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (as O. humifusa); Herbarium (with O. nemoralis); Herbarium (as humifusa); Herbarium (as humifusa); Herbarium (as O. humifusa); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (as O. humifusa); Herbarium See O. humifusa   See O. lata    See O. mesacantha What is Opuntia cespitosa? Opuntia cespitosa is a prickly pear included in the O. humifusa group of cacti (O.

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Opuntia zuniensis

Griffiths, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 43: 86, 1916 Holotype; Isotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia zuniensis? Opuntia zuniensis is a handsome, prickly pear cactus found in Arizona, New Mexico, southern Utah, and perhaps southwestern Colorado. It has been lumped together with O. phaeacantha, O. tortispina, or O. camanchica. Details O. zuniensis branches …

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Opuntia woodsii

Backeberg, Descriptiones Cactacearum Novarum 10, 1956 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia woodsii? Opuntia woodsii is a unique, red-flowered medium-sized Opuntia from southern Utah and northern Arizona. Details Opuntia woodsii has been proposed to be synonymous with numerous other prickly pears. It has even been proposed to be a pink- or red-flowered …

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Opuntia tortispina

Engelmann & J. M. Bigelow, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3: 293, 1856 [1857] Isolectoype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (submitted as O. aff polyacantha); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (submitted as O. polyacantha); Herbarium (submitted as O. polyacantha); Herbarium (submitted as O. polyacantha); Drawing (Britton and Rose, v1 1919, plate XV) What …

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Opuntia sp nova aff macrorhiza

Introduction  This undescribed prickly pear cactus occurs in northern New Mexico. It has similarities with Opuntia macrorhiza. More studies are needed.

Opuntia trichophora

(Engelmann & J. M. Bigelow) Britton & Rose, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 50: 535, 1908 Lectotype (O. missouriensis trichophora); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Drawing (The Botany of the Expedition, 1856, plate XV No. 1-4 [O. missouriensis trichophora]) Opuntia trichophora is related to O. arenaria O. trichophora is related to O. diploursina O. trichophora is related to O. polyacantha What is Opuntia trichophora? Opuntia

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Opuntia pusilla (O. drummondii)

(Haworth) Haworth, Synopsis Plantarum Succulentarum 195, 1812 Neotype; Neotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium;  Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (O. frustulenta); Painting What is Opuntia pusilla? Opuntia pusilla is a small prickly pear cactus of the coastal plains from North Carolina, across northern Florida, to Mississippi. While thought of as …

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Opuntia polyacantha

Haworth, Supplementum Plantarum Succulentarum 82, 1819 What is Opuntia polyacantha? Opuntia polyacantha is a variable prickly pear cactus ranging from Mexico near CA, to TX, to the Rocky Mountain states and the Great Plains, and north into Alberta and Saskatchewan. This prickly pear cactus has been observed in dry areas in MN and MO. This …

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