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Opuntia cochenillifera
Opuntia cochenillifera
Cochineal Cactus
Photographer: Jules Strauss
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 1351 3151 0540 0079 (2005-08-17)

Copyright © 2005 California Academy of Sciences

  • date of photo  Jun 1972
  • location   Unknown
  • family Cactaceae
  • CalAcademy slide #   T 108,913
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial

  • common names   Cochineal Cactus (Joseph W. Dougherty )
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  • Reviewers' comments about this photo (review or add another comment)
    1. Reviewed by Dora Jakobsdottir    Sep 20, 2005

    Action: changed name from "Unknown" to "Nopalxochia ackermannii "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "Probably this species."

    2. Reviewed by Joseph W. Dougherty    Feb 19, 2006

    Action: changed name from "Nopalxochia ackermannii" to "Opuntia cochenillifera "

    Reviewer's comments:
         "This is not an "orchid cactus," but rather appears to be a "beavertail cactus." In particular, it looks like Opuntia cochenillifera."

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