Opuntia boldinghii Britton Rose 1919

Plants shrubby, forming many-stemmed clumps to 2 m (6.6 fit) high. Leaves conical, reddish, to 3 mm long. Stem segments obovate, glaucous dull green, to 20 cm (7.9 in) long. Areoles large, elevated, with brown felt. Glochids brownish. Spines few or absent, short, brown. Flowers rose colored, to 5 cm (2 in) long. Fruits obovate, spineless, to 4 cm ( 1.6 in) long. Distribution: northwestern Venezuela, Trinidad, and CuraƧao.

Opuntia bonplandii (Kunth) F. a. C. Weber 1898

Plants shrubby to treelike with open, lax branching, to 4 m (13 ft) high. Stem segments ovate or nearly so, dull green, 20-30 cm (7.9-12 in) long. Spines 2-7, soon falling off, needle-like, pale yellow, 1-1.5 cm (0.4-0.6 in) long. Flowers orange, to 6 cm (2.4 in) long and in diameter. Distribution: Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador.

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