Opuntia


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Opuntia (ō·pn·shē·),

n a genus of cacti;
Opuntia vulgaris is used as a remedy in homeopathic medicine.

Opuntia

American plant genus in family Cactaceae; spines cause stomatitis; called also prickly pear.
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2005) reported 17 species in their study plots of the mature dry sand prairie, with Ambrosia psilostachya, Opuntia humifusa, Schizachyrium scoparium and Dichanthelium villosissimum having the highest importance values.
In the opuntia systems (both under monoculture and under agroforestry), plants demonstrated the highest percentages of mycorrhizal colonization for both sampling periods.
Recent studies on polysaccharides derived from Opuntia spp.
This may be the reason that BED prepared using Yucca-aloifolia gives less short circuit current value than the Opuntia.
1995; Bowers, 1997b), and the platyopuntias Opuntia acanthocarpa, O.
The islands are extremely rocky and, except for a few perennials (Atriplex barclayana, Opuntia spp.
Following from this, a North Wales company - Eladon Ltd in Bangor - has been working in conjunction with the Herpes Viruses Association on a trial measuring the comparative benefits of the olive leaf extract, Opuntia streptacantha, Lysine, pollen and propolis for reducing the symptoms of the herpes simplex virus.
Amanda Braund, from Cotteridge, makes her way out of the NEC, holding a Phoenix Palm There's clearly plenty for visitors to purchase at the NEC show which runs until June 17 Clockwise, from left: A Primula Vialli, named after the football coach; a colourful display of cacti; Christina Shaw, from Cannock, admires an Opuntia cactus; a student from Birmingham UCE has used a shoe as a pot plant holder
As a result of those early introductions which were not backed by thorough scientific knowledge, several species of Opuntia became serious weed problems in Australia and South Africa.
One of the gentlest zines around, Opuntia is edited by a middle-aged tree cutter who chats with readers about his stamp-collecting interest and unusual goings-on at work.