"Called the Indian fig. The opuntia is a fleshly and succulent plant, destitute of leaves, covered with clusters of spines, and consisting of flattened joints inserted upon each other." -Marshall

Prickly Pear Cactus

"Called the Indian fig. The opuntia is a fleshly and succulent plant, destitute of leaves, covered with…

There are sixteen types of cacti pictures. Those varieties include opuntia, cereus, opuntia streptacantha, cereus candicans, mammillaris, cereus peruvianus monstrosus, echinocereus electracanthus, mammillaria, echinopsis formosa, echinocactus visnaga, cereus peruvianus var, opuntia candelabriformis, cereus strictus, pilocereus senilis, cereus tweedii, and cereus chilensis.

Group of Cacti

There are sixteen types of cacti pictures. Those varieties include opuntia, cereus, opuntia streptacantha,…

Opuntia basilaris is a variety of prickly pear with large, rose purple flowers. The flowers bloom in summer. The plant is covered with short, brown bristles.

Opuntia Basilaris

Opuntia basilaris is a variety of prickly pear with large, rose purple flowers. The flowers bloom in…

Opuntia boliviana is a variety of prickly pear. The joints of the plant are about two inches long and are pale green. The prickles are three to four inches long.

Opuntia Boliviana

Opuntia boliviana is a variety of prickly pear. The joints of the plant are about two inches long and…

The envelope of the opuntia flower is wheel shaped or widely spreading.

Opuntia Flower

The envelope of the opuntia flower is wheel shaped or widely spreading.

Illustrated is an opuntia flower showing styles and ovary.

Opuntia Flower

Illustrated is an opuntia flower showing styles and ovary.

The opuntia fruit is armed with sharp spines with a barbed tip.

Opuntia Fruit

The opuntia fruit is armed with sharp spines with a barbed tip.

Illustrated is an opuntia joint with leaves. The leaves are fleshy and cylindrical or awl shaped.

Opuntia Joint

Illustrated is an opuntia joint with leaves. The leaves are fleshy and cylindrical or awl shaped.

Illustrated are the sheathed spines of opuntia leptocaulis.

Opuntia Leptocaulis

Illustrated are the sheathed spines of opuntia leptocaulis.

Illustrated is a skeleton of an opuntia stem. These skeleton stems are sometimes made into walking-sticks.

Skeleton of Opuntia Stem

Illustrated is a skeleton of an opuntia stem. These skeleton stems are sometimes made into walking-sticks.

Prickly pear or Indian fig is the common name of opuntia. Pictured is the seedling showing the mode of germination.

Seedling of Prickly Pear

Prickly pear or Indian fig is the common name of opuntia. Pictured is the seedling showing the mode…