Plants treelike, much branched, to 4 m (13 ft) high with distinct trunks. Stem segments narrowly oblong, green, very pubescent, somewhat tuberculate, to 20 cm (7.9 in) long, 8-9 cm (3.1-3.5 in) wide. Areoles numerous, small, to 2.5 cm (1 in) apart. Glochids short, yellow. Spines 1-3, short, yellow, slightly flattened, erect or directed obliquely above, 5-15 mm (0.2-0.6 in) long. Flowers reddish orange, to 3 cm (1.2 in) long and 2 cm (0.8 in) in diameter. Distribution: Jalisco, Guanajuato, and Michoacán, Mexico.
Opuntia jamaicensis Britton & Harris 1911
Plants shrubby with several ascending branches, to 1 m (3.3 ft) high with short trunks. Stem segments obovate, tapering basally, thin, dull green, readily detached, 7-13 cm (2.8-5.1
in) long, 5-7.5 cm (2-3 in) wide. Areoles to 2.5 cm (1 in) apart. Spines 1-5, usually 2, needle-like, unequal, whitish, to 2.5 cm (1 in) long. Flowers light sulfur yellow with reddish midveins, to 4 cm (1.6 in) in diameter. Fruits pear shaped, red, 3.5-4 cm (1.4-1.6 in) long. Distribution: Jamaica.
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