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These are Opuntias with purple pads when stressed or in winter. Not all specimens have purple pads and it is important to grow the right clone.

Opuntia chlorotica gosseliniana

(Weber) Ferguson, Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 60: 159, 1988 Isotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia chlorotica gosseliniana? O. chlorotica gosseliniana is one of three varieties: chlorotica, santa-rita, and gosseliniana within the O. chlorotica complex as described by Ferguson (1988).  Details These prickly pear cacti may reach 1 m tall …

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Opuntia mojavensis

Engelmann & Bigelow, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3: 293, 1856 Lectotype; Herbarium (O. mojavensis-like); Herbarium (O. mojavensis-like); Herbarium (O. mojavensis-like); Drawing (The Botany of the Expedition, 1856) What is Opuntia mojavensis? Opuntia mojavensis is an enigmatic prickly pear cactus. The only  historical drawing of this cactus shows 2 spine clusters …

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Opuntia chlorotica santa-rita

Griffiths & Hare, New Mexico Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 60: 64, 1906 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia chlorotica santa-rita? Opuntia chlorotica santa-rita is one of three varieties of the prickly pear cactus,  Opuntia chlorotica. The varieties are santa-rita, gosseliniana, and chlorotica (Ferguson 1988). Santa rita is the most …

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Opuntia macrocentra

Engelmann, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3: 292, 1856 [1857] Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (as O. violaceae macrocentra); Herbarium (as O. violaceae macrocentra); Herbarium (O. macrocentra minor); Herbarium (O. macrocentra minor); Herbarium (O. macrocentra minor) What is Opuntia macrocentra? Opuntia macrocentra is a …

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Opuntia gilvescens

Griffiths, Annual Report of the Missouri Botanical Garden 20: 87, 1909 Holotype (as O. gilvescens); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium;  Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Unless indicated otherwise, all specimens originally submitted as O. phaeacantha O. gilvescens is related to O. camanchica O. gilvescens is related to O. phaeacantha What is Opuntia gilvescens? Opuntia

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Opuntia charlestonensis

Clokey, Madrono 7(3): 71, 1943 Isotype; Isotype; Isotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia charlestonensis? Opuntia charlestonensis is a prickly pear cactus that occurs from about 6,000 to 8,000 ft on Mt Charleston, NV. It is proposed to be a hybrid cactus derived from two species, O. phaeacantha and O. polyacantha erinacea. Details O. charlestonensis is sympatric …

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Opuntia basilaris

Engelmann & Bigelow, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3: 298, 1856   Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Holotype (O. basilaris brachyclada); Herbarium (O.  basilaris brachyclada); Herbarium (O. basilaris brachyclada); Herbarium (O. basilaris brachyclada); Herbarium (O. basilaris longiareolata); Herbarium (O. basilaris longiareolata) Herbarium (O. basilaris longiareolata); Herbarium (O. basilaris longiareolata); Isolectotype (O. basilaris ramosa);  Herbaraium (O. basilaris ramosa); Herbarium (O.

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Opuntia azurea

Rose, Contributions from the U.S. National Herbarium 12(7): 291, 1909 Holotype; Isotype; Isotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (O. azurea diplopurpurea); Holotype; (O. azurea diplopurpurea); Holotype (O. azurea discolor); Herbarium (O. azurea discolor); Herbarium (O. azurea parva); Herbarium (O. azurea parva); Herbarium (O. azurea parva); Herbarium (O. azurea parva); Painting (possible O. azurea) See O. chisosensis See O. macrocentra What is …

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Opuntia aurea

Baxter, Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 5(6): 489, 1933 Holotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium What is Opuntia aurea? Opuntia aurea is a prickly pear cactus that grows in southern UT and northern AZ. It is prostrate and forms irregularly sprawling plants to about 1 m across. A …

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