Opuntia leucotricha (*)
Opuntia leucotricha DC.
* Mémoires du Museum d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris 17:119. 1828
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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