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Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea; Old Man Cactus   

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Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea
Opuntia polyacantha var. erinacea
Old Man Cactus
Photographer: Aaron Schusteff

ID: 0000 0000 0309 0933 (2009-03-14)

Copyright © 2009 Aaron Schusteff

  • date of photo  Apr 27, 2008
  • location   Mid-Hills area, Mojave National Preserve (San Bernardino County, California, US)
  • family Cactaceae
  • notes   The long, white, densely-diffuse spines of 'Old Man Cactus' are distinctive. This taxon has had a name update to O. polyacantha, it was referred to as Opuntia erinacea in the Jepson Manual (1993).
  • camera   Shot on a Canon Digital Rebel XT at f14, 1/100, ISO 100, using a Canon 50mm compact macro lens.
  • photo category: Plant - shrub

  • common names   Old Man Cactus (photographer)
  • Look for Jepson Manual treatments, maps (University & Jepson Herbaria)
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