Opuntia leucotricha

Opuntia leucotricha (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Caryophyllales
Familia: Cactaceae
Subfamilia: Opuntioideae
Tribus: Opuntieae
Genus: Opuntia
Species: Opuntia leucotricha


Opuntia leucotricha DC.


* MĂ©moires du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris 17:119. 1828
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Opuntia leucotricha is a tree-like cactus, growing up to 5 m tall. It occurs in the mountains of central Mexico, an endemic species. The platyclades have a thin fuzz of white hairs on their joints.

Common names are: Arborescent Prickly Pear, Aaron's beard cactus, semaphore cactus, and (in Spanish) Duraznillo blanco and Nopal blanco

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