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Opuntia galapageia profusa
Taken on Rabida Island. Many of the cactus pads grow heart-shaped on this island. They also grow smaller, more shrub-sized with softer spines, as there have never been tortoises or land iguanas to feed on them.
Found throughout Rabida, which has a dryer climate.
Subspecies is endemic to Rabida Island.