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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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In 1787, Banks requested that the First Fleet, bound for Botany Bay, call at Rio de Janeiro to acquire both Opuntia cacti and wild cochineal insects for transplantation to Australia.
The Madras nopalry thus had expanded, within two years, to a size sufficient to provide cacti as food for several hundred famine victims, and by early 1792, taking advantage of the end of the Third Anglo-Mysore War, Anderson was sending Opuntia cuttings to a number of locations throughout southern India, where small nopalries were to be established with a view, eventually, to spreading the cultivation of the cacti to rural villages.
Sometime in 1907, before Burbank issued his New Opuntias catalog, Welch had formed the Thornless Cactus Farming Company in Los Angeles with several partners and paid Burbank twenty-seven thousand dollars for the right to grow and market seven varieties of his new cactus, the biggest single sale Burbank would ever make.
From our present state of knowledge it looks so simple that it may not even leave room for the agricultural or dairy editor to do anything but say 'plant opuntias.
2000) but decreased the growth of Neobuxbaumia tetetzo, Opuntia rastrera, P.
Species in the genus Opuntia produce flowers and fruits in spring/summer (O.
However, Tegegne [33] believed Ethiopian Opuntia to be moderate in CP in relation to ruminant requirements for a diet.
Felker P and P Inglese Short-term and long-term research needs for Opuntia ficus-indica(L.
Pollination of Opuntia lindheimeri and related species.
Reproductive ecology and inbreeding depression in Opuntia rastrera (Cactaceae) in the Chihuahuan Desert: why are sexually-derived recruitments so rare?