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Opuntia laevis

Opuntia laevis J.M. Coult.

Opuntia phaeacantha Engelm. var. laevis (J.M. Coult.) L.D. Benson

Spineless Prickly Pear, Tulip Pricklypear

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
SpecieslaevisSmooth, free from hairs or roughness

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The spineless prickly pear often lacks spines on the lower portion of each pad.

Identification: I cannot find any information about this cactus online. See this Opuntia comparison table.

Opuntia laevis (Spineless Prickly Pear, Tulip Pricklypear)

1. Flowering joint of Opuntia laevis. 2. Flowering joint of Opuntia dillenii. 3. Upper part of flowering joint of Opuntia aciculate. By Mary Emily Eaton. Scanned by Daniel Schweich. From Britton, Nathaniel Lord, Rose, J. N., The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family, Press of Gibson Brothers, 1919, p. Vol. I, Plate XXVIII..

Opuntia laevis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Aug 2013.

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Opuntia laevis (Spineless Prickly Pear, Tulip Pricklypear)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 15 × 10" (37 × 24 cm) ID is uncertain

Opuntia laevis (Spineless Prickly Pear, Tulip Pricklypear)

5/25/2009 · Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
≈ 9 × 6' (2.8 × 1.8 m) ID is uncertain

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