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Prickly pear cactus

Opuntia ficus-indica

Description:

Prickly pear cactus is known as papipi or panini in Hawaiian.

Habitat:

Seen at an elevation of about 3000 feet on the rolling plains of an extinct volcano, Kohala.

Notes:

This cactus was introduced to Hawaii potentially as a food source for cattle, but it is now considered a naturalized species.

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mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Kohala, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Dec 12, 2018
Submitted on Dec 23, 2018

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