Opuntia Mill.

Common Name: Prickly-pear

Family: Cactaceae

Published in: Gard. Dict. Abr., ed. 4 1754.

Other: Lewis and Clark mentioned three species, O. fragilis, O. macrorhiza & O. polyacantha from their journeys in 1804 - 6. Type O. vulgaris Mill.


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