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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Apparently our prickly pears are indeed cacti of the genus opuntia, but they've been naturalised; they just really like our climate
Within the genus Opuntia, Cactus Pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) is the most agronomically important species for the production of edible fruits and cladodes, which can be used as a vegetable and valuable forage resource in arid and semi-arid lands [7].
Morphology, size and particle distribution in seeds of five species of the genus Opuntia