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Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia

Description:

Prickly pears typically grow with flat, rounded platyclades that are armed with two kinds of spines; large, smooth, fixed spines and small, hairlike prickles called glochids, that easily penetrate skin and detach from the plant. Many types of prickly pears grow into dense, tangled structures.

Notes:

Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Core eudicots Order: Caryophyllales Family: Cactaceae Subfamily: Opuntioideae Tribe: Opuntieae Genus: Opuntia


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Los Angeles, California, USA

Lat: 34.16, Long: -118.50

Spotted on Aug 7, 2011
Submitted on Aug 7, 2011

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