Opuntia ellisiana Griffiths
  • Rep. (Annual) Missouri Bot. Gard.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Opuntia ellisiana Griffiths. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001257514. Accessed on: 15 Jul 2020'

General Information

Shrubs, low, spreading, to 2 m. Stem segments strongly inter-connected, blue-green, flattened, obovate to ovate or circular, 15-25 × 10-20 cm, glaucous, low tuberculate, glabrous; areoles 5-7 per diagonal row across midstem segment, often fan-shaped with small circular extensions at base, 2.5-5(-10) mm diam., base surrounded by glabrous yellow lip; wool white, aging blackish. Spines absent or vestigial, yellow. Glochids few, scattered, poorly developed, yellow, aging gray to blackish, to 1.5 mm, covered by white, cottony wool. Flowers: inner tepals brilliant yellow throughout, fading orange to red, 25-30 mm; filaments white to green; anthers yellow; style white; stigma lobes bright light green. Fruits pink- to red-purple with red pulp, pyriform, 30 × 25 mm, fleshy, glabrous, spineless; areoles 18-25, usually crowded near apex, long, white woolly. Seeds tan, subcircular, 2 mm diam.; girdle broad, projecting 0.5 mm. 2n = 22.

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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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