genus Opuntia


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Noun1.genus Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pearsgenus Opuntia - large genus of cactuses native to America: prickly pears
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Cactaceae, cactus family, family Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales
prickly pear, prickly pear cactus - cacti having spiny flat joints and oval fruit that is edible in some species; often used as food for stock
cholla, Opuntia cholla - arborescent cacti having very spiny cylindrical stem segments; southwestern United States and Mexico
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Plants in the genus Opuntia are members of the Cactaceae family that is widely distributed in arid and semi-arid regions throughout the world [1].
Cactoblastis cactorum is native to Argentina and was intentionally introduced to a wide array of countries and continents for the biological control of weedy cacti in the genus Opuntia (Zimmerman et al.
Species in the genus Opuntia produce flowers and fruits in spring/summer (O.