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Opuntia engelmannii


Common Name(s): Desert Prickly Pear, Discus Prickly Pear, Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Few-Spined Marble-Fruited Prickly Pear, Texas Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia basilaris, Opuntia treleasei, Opuntia brachyclada, Opuntia humistrata, Opuntia whitneyana, Opuntia longiareolata, Opuntia basilaris
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Durango, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas - Mexico : Arizona, California (state), Louisiana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Along HWY 71, Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Near Jerome Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Near Sedona Arizona

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Daiv Freeman's Private Collection

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, AZ

Photographer: Craig Howe
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Big Bend National Park, Texas

Photographer: Craig Howe
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Joel Lode

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Opuntia engelmannii var. cuija


Common Name(s): Desert Prickly Pear, Discus Prickly Pear, Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Few-Spined Marble-Fruited Prickly Pear, Texas Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia basilaris, Opuntia treleasei, Opuntia brachyclada, Opuntia humistrata, Opuntia whitneyana, Opuntia longiareolata, Opuntia basilaris
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Guanajuato, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi - Mexico (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. cuija
Picture taken at: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman

Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri


Common Name(s): Desert Prickly Pear, Discus Prickly Pear, Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Few-Spined Marble-Fruited Prickly Pear, Texas Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia basilaris, Opuntia treleasei, Opuntia brachyclada, Opuntia humistrata, Opuntia whitneyana, Opuntia longiareolata, Opuntia basilaris
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
Species Notes: Comment from Dave Ferguson -Associate Curator, Rio Grande Botanic Garden:
The photo of O. lindheimeri looks a bit off, but might be right. The fruits normally aren't so round, and aren't so spiny, but it otherwise looks reasonable. I'd still be a bit hesitant about the identification though. It might well be the variant that was named O. tardospina and O. subarmata which grows west from the Texas Hill Country and northern Coahuila in the mountains. It seems to be a variety or subspecies of O. lindheimeri. The thick pads and more rounded fruit fit that taxon, but the spines on the fruit are a bit unusual, maybe that is the result of growing in the California coastal climate?
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Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. lindheimeri
Picture taken at: Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. lindheimeri
Picture taken at: Quail Botanical Gardens, Encinitas, CA

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. lindheimeri
Picture taken at: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. lindheimeri
Picture taken at: Habitat near Ausin Texas

Photographer: Alexander M.

Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis


Common Name(s): Cow's Tongue Cactus, Cow Tongue Prickly Pear
Synonym(s): Opuntia basilaris, Opuntia treleasei, Opuntia brachyclada, Opuntia humistrata, Opuntia whitneyana, Opuntia longiareolata, Opuntia basilaris
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Texas - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Worldwide
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Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. linguiformis
Picture taken at: Desert Botanical Garden , Phoenix, AZ

Photographer: Daiv Freeman
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. linguiformis
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Charles Crouse
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. linguiformis
Picture taken at: Private Collection

Photographer: Charles Crouse
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. linguiformis
Picture taken at: Habitat near Ausin Texas

Photographer: Alexander M.

Opuntia engelmannii var. flavispina


Common Name(s): Desert Prickly Pear, Discus Prickly Pear, Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Few-Spined Marble-Fruited Prickly Pear
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Arizona - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. flavispina
Picture taken at: White Tank Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. flavispina
Picture taken at: White Tank Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. flavispina
Picture taken at: White Tank Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. flavispina
Picture taken at: White Tank Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. flavispina
Picture taken at: White Tank Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom

Opuntia engelmannii var. discata


Common Name(s): Desert Prickly Pear, Discus Prickly Pear, Engelmann's Prickly Pear, Few-Spined Marble-Fruited Prickly Pear
Synonym(s):
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Tribe:
Distribution: Arizona - United States (North America)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: YellowEncounterability: Common Locally in Some Areas
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Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. discata
Picture taken at: Wagoner, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom
Opuntia engelmannii
O. engelmannii var. discata
Picture taken at: Wagoner, Arizona

Photographer: Marc Beckstrom

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