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Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:09 pm
I seen this at Buskett (by the road to Black Forest) and it is not Opuntia ficus--indica. What is it amd is it just an ornamental / casual escape?
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:43 pm
There are probably hundreds of Opuntia species of all shapes and size. Recommend a cactus book!
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:44 pm
nice specimen but difficult to name the species without flower and/or fruit- there are about 10 Opuntia species in Malta for ornament...
Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:29 pm
Ok, I keep an eye on it. I pass by it by the car whenever I go to Dingli.
here we have the fruit
Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:03 pm
I have images of the fruit... I wonder if they would be of any help?
O. filifera is my closest, but it's not that one I suppose. Note the hair-like structures radiating out together with the spines.