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Nopales or Prickly Pear Cactus

Opuntia sp.

Description:

Broad-lobed cactus that produces the fruit called "Tunas" in Spanish. Some are a deep crimson and others are white. This cactus in flowering. The fruit is edible and delicious (lots of seeds though).

Habitat:

Tropical Forest (Dry Season) Rim Sima de Las Cotorras, near Ocozocuautla, Chiapas, Mexico.

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2 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Yes, the fruit (Tunas) are always eaten. The crimson ones are really delicious.
I suppose it is a Prickly Pear in English. I'll check that out. Thanks.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Looks like 'Prickly Pear" Opuntia. Do you eat it?

LaurenZarate
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LaurenZarate

Chiapas, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 8, 2012
Submitted on Nov 19, 2012

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