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These are Opuntias that are small or bloom well while small. They may make excellent pot plants.

Opuntia eburnispina

Britton and Rose, The Cactaceae vol IV, 260. 1923 Herbarium Original Description What is Opuntia eburnispina? Opuntia eburnispina is a rarely found prickly pear cactus from Cape Romano, Florida. It may be related to O. humifusa or O. austrina, and some botanists consider that O. eburnispina is synonymous with O. austrina.  Details O. eburnispina is …

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Opuntia abjecta

Small ex Britton and Rose, The Cactaceae, Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family 4: 257, 1923 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Original Citation What is Opuntia abjecta? Opuntia abjecta is a prickly pear cactus that occurs in the lower Florida Keys where it grows on bare limestone or where a bit of sand or …

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Opuntia fusco-atra (fuscoatra)

Engelman. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 3: 297, 1856 Herbarium (possible lectotype); Herbarium (as O. nemoralis/macatee); Drawing (United States Pacific Railroad and Other Reports [USPRR] photographs/archival material (1825-185); plate XI, No. 4); Painting (Mary Emily Eaton) Original Description What is Opuntia fusco-atra? Little is known about this prickly pear. It is reported to grow …

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Opuntia atrocapensis

Small, Manual of the Southeastern Flora 905, 1933 Herbarium Original Description What is Opuntia atrocapensis? Opuntia atrocapensis is a prickly pear cactus known from the sand dunes of Monroe County, FL. It resembles O. ammophila.  Details O. atrocapensis forms prostrate, much-branched plants, sometimes resurgent the tips. Cladodes are obovate, elliptical, or broadly elliptical, 5-10 cm …

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Opuntia mesacantha

Rafinesque, Bulletin Botanique 1: 216, 1830 (Also Opuntia mesacantha Raf ssp mesacantha Majure, Phytotaxa 290, 1: 1–65 ) See O. cespitosa    See O. humifusa    See O. lata Neotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Hebarium (as O. humifusa); Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Original Description  What is Opuntia mesacantha? Opuntia mesacantha is a southeastern prickly pear found in …

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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) Original Description What is Opuntia xanthoglochia? Opuntia xanthoglochia is a prickly pear cactus found in central Texas east of Austin, although it may range into other areas. Details O. xanthoglochia resembles O. macrorhiza. The plant …

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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 Original Description What is Opuntia cespitosa? Opuntia cespitosa is a prickly pear in the O. humifusa group of cacti …

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Opuntia diploursina

Stock, Hussey, and Beckstrom, Cactus and Succulent Journal (U.S.) 86(2): 35, 2014 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Similar to Opuntia trichophora Original Description What is Opuntia diploursina? Opuntia diploursina was described from near Meadview, AZ. It has a limited range. Additionally, it has similarities with O. polyacantha erinacea and O. trichophora.  Details O. diploursina grows …

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Opuntia nemoralis

Griffiths, Monatsschrift fur Kakteenkunde 23: 133, 1913 Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium (with O. cespitosa); Herbarium; Herbarium (with O. cespitosa); Herbarium (with O. cespitosa); Herbarium; Herbarium Joe Shaw and Barry Snow Original Description What is Opuntia nemoralis? Opuntia nemoralis is a southern Midwest prickly pear that occurs in saline prairies, sandhills, and shale outcrops in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. …

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Opuntia columbiana

Griffiths, Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 43: 523, 1916 Lectotype; Lectotype; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium; Herbarium Original Description What is Opuntia columbiana? Opuntia columbiana is a  small prickly pear cactus that occurs in northeast Oregon, eastern Washington, and in lower British Columbia, Canada.   Details The plants form low mats with cladodes that are flattened, narrowly …

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