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Opuntia polyacantha


 
KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyCactaceaeSucculent (water-storing) plants, often spiny
GenusOpuntiaPrickly pears
Speciespolyacantha

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Opuntia polyacantha description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Opuntia polyacantha

8/26/2014 · Lava Falls, Malpais National Monument, El Malpais, New Mex­ico
≈ 15 × 11" (38 × 29 cm)

Opuntia polyacantha

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 10 × 7" (25 × 16 cm)

Opuntia polyacantha

8/26/2014 · Sandstone Bluffs, Rte. 117, El Malpais National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 5" (16 × 13 cm)

Opuntia polyacantha

8/26/2014 · Sandstone Bluffs, Rte. 117, El Malpais National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 6 × 7" (16 × 18 cm)

Opuntia polyacantha

8/26/2014 · Rte 117, El Malpais National Monument, New Mex­ico
≈ 11 × 7" (28 × 18 cm)