ARIZONA CACTACEAE AND INTERMOUNTAIN FLORA

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Exhibit Item 96

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Opuntia chlorotica
Dollarjoint or Pancake prickly pear

Illustrator: © 2010 Daniela Siroky
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Arizona Cactaceae and Intermountain Flora

Plants are large and can be shrubby but are usually treelike with a single trunk that can reach a height of 6-7’. Some specimens have 1- 6 spines per aerole with glochids, others have only glochids.

Exhibit Item 97

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Opuntia basilaris var. basilaris
Beavertail prickly pear

Illustrator: © 2010 Daniela Siroky
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Arizona Cactaceae and Intermountain Flora

The blue-gray pads are typically spineless but with numerous fine barbed hairs called glochids. The flowers are commonly pink to rose. It blooms from spring to early summer.

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