Opuntia repens Bello 1881

Plants shrubby, fairly low growing, much branched with erect or ascending branches, forming dense clumps to 50 cm (20 in) high and 4 m (13 ft) wide. Stem segments oblong to linear, green to olive green, glabrous or pubescent, strongly flattened, 5-16 cm (2-6.3 in) long, to 3.5 cm (1.4 in) wide. Areoles not on protuberances, 1-1.5 cm (0.4-0.6 in) apart. Glochids yellowish brown, to 3 mm long. Spines 3-6, needlelike, yellowish brown, becoming whitish with age, to 4 cm (1.6 in) long. Flowers yellow, to 4 cm (1.6 in) in diameter. Fruits red, 2-3 cm (0.8-1.2 in) long. Distribution: Puerto Rico and adjacent islands in the Caribbean.

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