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Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea

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

Opuntia erinacea Engelm. & Bigelow ex Engelm.

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

Opuntia ursina F.A.C. Weber

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 polyacantha var. erinacea description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 12 Oct 2018.

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Opuntia polyacantha (Mojave Prickly-pear, Old Man Cactus)

5/3/2018 · Joshua Tree National Park, CA


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