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Alcájer, Xoconoxtle
Scientific Name: Pereskiopsis porteri Britton & Rose
Synonym: Opuntia porteri, Pereskiopsis brandegeei, Opuntia brandegeei, Opuntia rotundifolia
Family: Cactaceae
Alcájer, Xoconoxtle (Pereskiopsis  porteri)
Pereskiopsis porteri
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Mexico (Sinaloa, Nayarit, Sonora, Baja California)

Growth Habits: Shrub or small tree, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m); older areoles bear 3 to 8 spines, 1.2 to 2 inches long (3 to 5 cm), young areoles with 15 to 20 spines, numerous brown glochids; sessile obovate leaves, 0.8 to 2 inches long (2 to 5 cm)

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

Pereskiopsis porteri, in Britton and Rose's 'The Cactaceae'

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, up to 3 inches in diameter (8 cm). The fruit is oblong, 1.6 to 2 inches long (4 to 5 cm), bearing areoles with glochids. It is edible, although very acid. The seeds are black with whitish hairs.

Fruiting Habits:

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