Opuntia pachona Griffiths 1910

Plants shrubby, much branched, tall, 1-1.5 m (3.3-4.9 ft) high, usually with distinct trunks. Stem segments obovate, dark green, slightly pubescent, to 30 cm (12 in) long and 20 cm (7.9 in) wide. Areoles oval to round, 2.5-3 cm (1-1.2 in) apart. Glochids reddish brown, to 2 mm long. Spines 2-5, whitish with darker tips, sometimes twisted, diverging. Flowers undescribed. Fruits reddish purple. Distribution: Zacatecas, Mexico. Opuntia pachona is closely related to or con-specific with O. streptacantha.

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