Opuntia chavena Griffiths 1908

Plants treelike with open branching, 2-3 m (6.6-9.8 ft) high with well-defined trunks bearing spines. Stem segments widely obovate, yellowish green, 22-30 cm (8.7-12 in) long. Areoles round to oblong, black, becoming larger with age, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) apart. Glochids lemon yellow, variable in length, to 1 cm (0.4 in) long. Spines 5-15, sometimes more, white with translucent tips, becoming gray to blackish with age, hard, rigid, erect, 1-3 cm (0.4-1.2 in) long. Flowers yellow. Fruits red. Distribution: Aguascalientes, Mexico.

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