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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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But if the cactus wasn't flourishing as hoped, the enthusiasm of those who wanted to sell it remained as fresh and green as the grass the Opuntia was supposed to replace.
When they didn't have enough stock to fill the orders, they bought ordinary Opuntia, singed off the spines with blowtorches or rubbed them off with pads, and sent out the doctored slabs for planting.
Here, Opuntia grow in planters and fields at Burbank's experiment grounds in Santa Rosa.
org/ag/AGP/AGPC/ doc/PUBLICAT/cactusnt/cactusyhtm; Felker, Utilization of Opuntia for Forage in the United States of America, http://www.
For instance, the Carnegiea gigantea and the Mammillaria magnimamma 3 populations (a columnar long-lived species and a globose shorter-lived species, respectively) are located at the far-right comer of the triangle, almost in the vortex, while those populations located closer to the center of the triangle include Escontria chiotilla 2, Coryphantha robbinsorum 1, Opuntia rastrera 1, and Mammillaria magnimamma 2, representing three different life-forms.
2001) combined the demographic information for Opuntia rastrera for eight years and at two sites in order to generate different projection models; that is, the time invariant (most generally used) yearly matrices, average matrices for several years, periodic matrices, and stochastic projections.
peninsulae Haematoxylon S-J-A brasiletto Hamatocactus Euphorbia -- hamatacanthus antisyphilitica Opuntia leptocaulis Peniocereus Celtis pallida S-J-A greggii P.
Growth rate and life span of a prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii, in the northern Sonoran desert.
Environmental correlates and biological consequences of sexual reproduction in a Sonoran Desert prickly pear cactus, Opuntia engelmannii.
The effect of drought on Engelmann prickly pear (Cactaceae: Opuntia engelmannii) fruit and seed production.
Demographic studies of three indigenous stand-forming plant taxa (Scalesia, Opuntia, and Bursera) in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Population structure and growth patterns of Opuntia echios var.