Opuntia rufida

A plant of the Big Bend region, much like Opuntia engelmannii but with spineless pads. At least, the large spines are absent--glochids are still present in abundance.

Flowers, on limestone bluffs near Tornillo Creek at Big Bend, 15 Apr 2007.

Plant habit (left), with Opuntia X spinosibacca (right) overlooking Tornillo Creek.

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