Opuntia pyriformis Rose 1909

Plants treelike with branches extending upright and laterally, 3-5 m (9.8-16 ft) high. Stem segments pear shaped, grayish, to 18 cm (7.1 in) or more long. Areoles close set, small. Spines 1-2, sometimes more on older areoles, thin, weak, yellowish, 1-2.2 cm (0.4-0.9 in) long. Flowers yellow. Fruits somewhat tuberculate, spineless, to 4 cm (1.6 in) long. Distribution: Zacatecas, Mexico.

Opuntia pyrrhantha (F. Ritter) P. J. Braun &Esteves 1995 Platyopuntia pyrrhantha F. Ritter 1980

Plants shrubby with some branching and erect stems, 1-1.5 m (3.3-4.9 ft) high. Stem segments obovoid, weakly tuberculate, gray-green, 15-25 cm (5.9-9.8 in) long, 7-10 cm (2.83.9 in) wide, to 1 cm (0.4 in) thick. Areoles brown, becoming gray, 3-4 cm (1.2-1.6 in) apart. Glochids very small, brownish. Spines 1-3, needle-like, mostly straight, erect, whitish with brown tips, 1-6 cm (0.4-2.4 in) long. Flowers orangered, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long and in diameter. Fruits obovate, purplish, to 5.5 cm (2.2 in) long and 3.5 cm (1.4 in) in diameter. Distribution: Tarija, Bolivia, and Paraguay.

Opuntia Pyriformis

Opuntia pubescens

Opuntia rastrera 515

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