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Big cactus (5 meters high)

opuntia sp.


This is a big cactus on our property in Kula Hawaii, elevation 2200 feet. We've had a lot of dry weather, then a very brief rain, and the cactus has launched a lot of keiki (Hawaiian for babies, or offspring).


Dry desert conditions in Maui Hawaii, 2200 foot elevation on side of Haleakala crater.


This is in our side yard and I can see it on the google map of our house, at Lat 20.78, Long -156.33. This is my first posting on Noah "Edit" won't let me add the scientific name. Some say it's Opuntia sp.

2 Species ID Suggestions

GrahamDeVey 11 years ago
Prickly pear
opuntia sp
HemaShah 11 years ago
Prickly Pear
opuntia sp Opuntiads Web | …glochids are forever

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Seema 11 years ago

profusion of fruits

GrahamDeVey 11 years ago

Thanks for the help, Emma, KarenL and Ava T-B. I'm learning...

KarenL 11 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah Graham!
It looks like some kind of Prickly pear (Opuntia sp.)

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 11 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, GrahamDeVey. This is in the Opuntia family, so you can put "Opuntia sp." (for species) in the scientific name section. First click on "edit this spotting."

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Spotted on Sep 10, 2012
Submitted on Sep 10, 2012

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