Opuntia tehuantepecana Bravo Bravo 1972

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Opuntia dilleniim. tehuantepecana Bravo 1969

Plants shrubby, generally branching basally with ascending branches, 1-1.5 m (3.3-4.9 ft) high. Stem segments more or less round to widely rhomboid, glabrous, green, 18-28 cm (7.1-11 in) long, 14-16 cm (5.5-6.3 in) wide. Areoles elliptical, 3-5 mm in diameter, 60-70 mm (2.4-2.8 in) apart. Glochids dark yellow, 2-4 mm long. Spines 1—4, weakly flattened, straight or slightly curved, whitish yellow to dark yellow, 2-3.8 cm (0.8-1.5 in) long. Flowers yellow, to 7 cm (2.8 in) long. Fruits obovoid, greenish yellow, 5-5.2 cm (2 in) long, 3.7-4 cm (1.5-1.6 in) in diameter. Distribution: Oaxaca, Mexico.

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