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Opuntia polyacantha Haw. var. erinacea (Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow ex Engelm.) Parfitt

Mojave prickly-pear, old man cactus

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
SpeciespolyacanthaWith many thorns
var.erinaceaResembling a hedgehog

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Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow ex Engelm.

Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & J.M. Bigelow ex Engelm. var. erinacea

Opuntia ursina F.A.C. Weber


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

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Opuntia polyacantha (Mojave prickly-pear, old man cactus)

5/3/2018 · Barker Dam, Joshua Tree National Park, Cali­fornia


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