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Browsing: Opuntioideae

Opuntioideae is a subfamily of the cactus family Cactaceae, composed by 15 genera and about 300 species. They may have leaves when they are young, but these are lost later. Their stems are usually divided into distinct “joints” or “pads”.

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Cumulopuntia boliviana

Cumulopuntia boliviana is a cushion-forming cactus, densely armed with golden-brown spines. It forms large mounds up to 3.3 feet (1 m) in…


Tacinga palmadora

Tacinga palmadora is a shrubby, much branched cactus up to 16.4 feet (5 m) tall. The stem segments are grey-green or bluish, green when…


Tacinga subcylindrica

Tacinga subcylindrica is a dwarf, Opuntia-like cactus that forms dense clusters. The stems are cylindrical and has only a few occasional…

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