Opuntia rufida Engelmann 1857

bund prickly pear Opuntia lubrica Griffiths 1910 Opuntia herfeldtii Kupper 1930

Plants shrubby with several branches, 1-1.5 m (3.3-4.9 ft) high, rarely with trunks. Stem segments round, blue-green to gray-green, 7.5-20 cm (3-7.9 in) long and wide, 1-1.5 cm (0.4-0.6 in) thick. Leaves conical, to 4.5 mm long. Areoles round, 0.5-2 cm (0.2-0.8 in) apart. Glochids conspicuous, easily detached, reddish or reddish brown. Spines absent. Flowers pale yellow, becoming orange with age, 6-7.5 cm (2.4-3 in) long and in diameter. Fruits elliptical, bright red, fleshy, slightly tuberculate, to 2.5 cm (1 in) long, 1.5-2 cm (0.6-0.8 in) in diameter. Distribution: Presidio and Brewster Counties, west Texas, and adjacent Mexico in Chihuahua and Coahuila.

Opuntia salagria A. Castellanos 1955

Plants shrubby with several branches, to 2 m (6.6 ft) high. Stem segments semicircular to spatula shaped, green, to 17 cm (6.7 in) broad, to 30 cm (12 in) long and 1.8 cm (0.7 in) thick. Glochids short, brown. Spine usually one, occasionally 2, slender, stiff, 3.5-4 cm (1.4-1.6 in) long. Flowers orange-red, to 10 cm (3.9 in) long and in diameter. Fruits club shaped, dark violet-red, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long. Distribution: Argentina and Paraguay.

Opuntia salmiana Parmentier ex Pfeiffer 1837 Cylindropuntia salmiana (ParmentierexPfeiffer) F. M. Knuth 1935, Austrocylindropuntia salmiana (Parmentier ex Pfeiffer) Backeberg 1942, Platyopuntia salmiana (Parmentier ex Pfeiffer) F. Ritter 1980 Opuntia spegazzinii F. A. C. Weber 1898 Opuntia albiflora K. Schumann 1903

Opuntia ipatiana Cárdenas 1952, Austrocylindropuntia ipatiana (Cárdenas) Backeberg 1958

Plants shrubby, much branched basally with several somewhat weak stems, to 2 m (6.6 ft) high. Stem segments cylindrical, not tuberculate, often with reddish to purplish tint, to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) in diameter. Areoles small, woolly, white. Glochids yellow. Spines several, sometimes absent, whitish, to 1.5 cm (0.6 in) long. Flowers pale yellow to whitish, 2-3.5 cm (0.8-1.4 in) in diameter. Fruits club shaped, reddish, spineless or nearly so. Distribution: Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina.

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