Opuntia with small leaves

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Opuntia with small leaves

Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:00 am

Any clues on this Cactus (Opuntia spp. ?). It looks to be a relative to Opuntia ficus-indica, but it has smaller leaves often without 'spines' while the fruit is small and always purple-maroon.

Opuntia dillenii was my wild guess
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:37 pm

Correction: I met a rather large population in an urban area and some leaves had conspicuous long spines (beige in colour), which seem to fall easily.
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