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Genus

Opuntia

pricklypear

The pricklypear genus of cacti is undergoing taxonomic revisions.

After a period of many of the pricklypear species all being classified as Opuntia humifusa, they are getting new designations.
For a current key to the species, go to Opuntia genus page at the Atlas of Florida Plants and scroll down to the Identification Key.

Species of the Opuntia genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:

  Opuntia austrina
Devil's-tongue
Opuntia austrina

  Opuntia cochenillifera
Cochineal Cactus
Opuntia cochenillifera

  Opuntia drummondii
Cockspur Pricklypear
Opuntia drummondii

  Opuntia mesacantha
    var. lata

Pricklypear
Opuntia mesacantha

  Opuntia mesacantha
    var. mesacantha

Pricklypear
No photo posted for PRICKLYPEAR
  Opuntia stricta
Erect Pricklypear
Opuntia stricta

The genus Opuntia is a member of the Cactaceae - Cactus family.

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