• Opuntio microdasys rufida

    In August 2019 By Citizen Scientists of Unixploria
    Kingdom:PlantaeClade:TracheophytesClade:AngiospermsClade:EudicotsOrder:CaryophyllalesFamily:CactaceaeGenus:OpuntiaSpecies:O. microdasys rufida Author: Engelmann, George (1856) Opuntia microdasys forms a dense shrub 40–60 cm tall, occasionally more, composed of pad-like stems 6–15 cm long and 4–12 cm broad. Instead of spines, it has numerous white or yellow glochids 2–3 mm long in dense clusters. They are barbed and thinner than the most delicate human hairs, detaching in large numbers upon the slightest touch. If […]