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Prickly pear cactus

Opuntia ficus-indica


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


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


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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