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Opuntia polyacantha var. hystricina; Porcupine Prickly-pear Cactus   

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Opuntia polyacantha var. hystricina
Opuntia polyacantha var. hystricina
Porcupine Prickly-pear Cactus
Photographer: Gerald and Buff Corsi
Collection: CalAcademy

ID: 6666 6666 0914 0097 (2014-09-09)

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  • date of photo  May 29, 2011
  • location   East Sierra Nevada Mountains (California, US)
  • notes   Opuntia polyacantha is a common species of cactus known by the common names plains pricklypear, porcupine prickly-pear cactus, hairspine cactus, panhandle pricklypear, and starvation pricklypear. It is native to North America, where it is widespread in Western Canada, the Great Plains, the central and Western United States, and Chihuahua in northern Mexico.
  • CalAcademy slide #   Porcupine Prickly-pear Cactus 130421 _D332463
  • photo category: Plant - annual/perennial
  • original filename: Porcupine Prickly-pear Cactus 130421 _D332463.jpg

  • common names   Porcupine Prickly-pear Cactus, Pricklypear (photographer)
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