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Opuntia engelmannii

Engelmann Prickly pear

Life form2, 3: cactus, pad
Habitat: bajadas
leaf presence3: leaves only on new growth
leaf arrangement3: alternate
leaf format3: simple
leaf shape3: lanceolate
leaf surface3: smooth
leaf margin3: entire
Flower color2: yellow
Flowering period2: April to June
Armament2, 3: long straight spines without sheaths
Family1, 2, 3: Cactaceae (cactus family)
Synonym(s)1: Opuntia phaecantha v.discata
Status: common
Locations where collected or observed:
      Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
      Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
      Ajo vicinity and BLM land

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