Opuntia arcei Crdenas 1956

Plants treelike, branching above the ground, 1.5-2 m (4.96.6 ft) high with distinct trunks to 80 cm (31 in) high, 20-25 cm (7.9-9.8 in) in diameter. Stem segments oblong to diamond shaped, 36-42 cm (14-16 in) long, 15-25 cm (5.9-9.8 in) wide, 1-1.5 cm (0.4-0.6 in) thick. Areoles gray, 3-4 cm (1.2—1.6 in) apart. Glochids dense, brown. Spines 4-7, awl shaped, thin, white, variable in length, 0.5-3 cm (0.2—1.2 in) long. Flowers rotate, golden yellow, to 6 cm (2.4 in) long and 4 cm (1.6 in) in diameter. Fruits globose to barrel shaped, greenish, to 4.5 cm (1.8 in) in diameter. Distribution: Cercado province, Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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