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Opuntia guatemalensis
Scientific Name: Opuntia guatemalensis Britton & Rose
Synonym: Nopalea guatemalensis
Family: Cactaceae
Opuntia  guatemalensis Sun Exposure:

Origin: Guatemala

Growth Habits: Tree-like, 5 to 7 meters high, branched, sometimes nearly to the base; joints bluish green, ovate to oblong, 15 to 20 cm. long; areoles numerous, filled with short white wool; spines 5 to 8, unequal, nearly or quite porrect, white or sometimes rose-colored, the longest 2.5 to 3 cm. long; leaves small linear, reflexed

Watering Needs:


(Description and picture from Britton and Rose)

Blooming Habits:
Red flower, 2 to 2.4 inches long (5-6 cm) including ovary; sepals ovate,thickened

Fruiting Habits:
Red clavate fruit 4 to 5 cm. long, more or less tuberculate, deeply umbilicate, without prominent glochids; seeds irregular, 4 mm. broad.

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