Opuntia lasiacantha Pfeiffer 1837

NOPAL, NOPAL DECERRO

Opuntia rzedowskii Scheinvar 1984

Plants shrubby or treelike with erect branches usually arising basally, 0.5-4 m (1.6-13 ft) high. Stem segments obovate to elliptical, green, glabrous, without podaria, 18-30 cm (7.1-12 in) long, 12.5-17 cm (4.9-6.7 in) wide. Areoles small, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) apart. Glochids clear yellow, 2-4 mm long. Spines 1-3, weakly awl shaped to needle-like, erect to bent backward,

Opuntia Lasiacantha
Opuntia leucotricha
Opuntia Lasiacantha
Opuntia laevis Opuntia lasiacantha
Awl Cactus
Opuntia lihw

Opuntia lutea 505

straight, whitish or yellow, becoming gray with age. Flowers yellow to orange, 5-7 cm (2-2.8 in) long. Fruits obconical, greenish yellow with reddish tint, edible, 3.5-4.5 cm (1.4-1.8 in) long, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) in diameter, with glochids and spines. Distribution: central and northern central Mexico.

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