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Pancake Prickly Pear
Scientific Name: Opuntia chlorotica Engelm. & J.M.Bigelow
Family: Cactaceae
Pancake Prickly Pear (Opuntia  chlorotica)
Opuntia chlorotica in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Sun Exposure:

Origin: Southwestern USA, Mexico (Sonora, Baja California)

Growth Habits: Small tree, 3 to 5 feet tall (0.9-1.5 m), yellowish-green segments round to oval, 5 to 8 inches in diameter (12-20 cm); areoles 0.4 to 1.2 inches apart (1-3 cm), areoles on older leaves are larger; deciduous small subulate leaves, 0.16 to 0.24 inch long (4-6 mm); 3 to 7 unequal spines, 0.6 to 1.6 inches long (1.5-4 cm), directed toward the ground.

Watering Needs: Little water


An antique phote of Opuntia chlorotica in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, 2.4 to 2.8 inches in diameter (6-7 cm), in April to June.

Fruiting Habits:

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