Opuntia ficus-indica (Prickly pear)

Prickly pear


Opuntia ficus-indica

Photos of Opuntia ficus indica (L.) Miller

Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Miller; Opuntia ficus-barbarica A. Berger – (Prickly pear)

Leafless perennial shrub of the cactus family -cactaceae- up to 5 m. Succulent stems, formed by superimposed cladodes, bearing spines in groups of two or single. Sessile yellow flowers. The fruit is a berry, with spines, till 9 cm, edible (Prickly pears). Native from Mexico, is being cultivated and naturalised in warm dry terraces next to the sea.

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