Opuntia grandis Pfeiffer Enum Cact 155 1837

More or less erect, 6 dm. high or more; joints oblong, 12 to 18 cm. long, erect, when young reddish, glaucous; leaves rose-colored; spines few, white; flowers small, a little open, 2 cm. broad; petals few, narrowly lanceolate, 12 mm. long; filaments reddish; style shorter than the stamens, rose-colored; stigma-lobes 2 or 3, acute.

Type locality: In Mexico.

Distribution: Mexico, but range unknown.

Referred by Schumann to O. glaucescens, but doubtless distinct, as indicated by Berger.

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