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Opuntia x cubensis

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Synonym(s): Opuntia ochrocentra
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Subfamily: Opuntioideae
Distribution: (West Indies - Carribean)
Habit: Flattened-Padded
Flower: UnknownEncounterability: Rare
Species Notes: Natural hybrid of O. militaris and O. stricta

Description from Cactaceae 1 p. 163 Britton & Rose(1920)
Erect, 1 meter tall or less, much branched or sometimes diffuse, with fibrous roots; joints elliptic to oval, varying to broadest above the middle, 1 to 3 dm long, thickish, light green, not repand; leaves ovoid, 2 to 4 mm long, often purplish; areoles rather prominent; glochids yellowish brown; spines 5 to 6 together or sometimes fewer on new joints, yellow, stiff, subulate, reflexed, becoming gray when dry, yellowish green when wet, straight, the longer ones 4.6 to 5 cm long; flowers rather few; ovary turbinate, even; sepals often purple-tinged, deltoid to rhombic-orbicular or rhombic-reniform, acute; corolla bright lemmon-yellow, 7 to 8.5 cm wide; petals few, cuneate, somewhat crisped; berry obovoid, red, about 2 cm long.
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