prickly pear cactus


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prickly pear cactus

(prik'le par kak'tis)
The fruit of any of the cacti of the genus Opuntia, native to and a staple food in Mexico and Central America.
Synonym: nopal
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Interaction of diffuse competition and insect herbivory in limiting brittle prickly pear cactus, Opuntia fragilis (Cactaceae).
Through pruning, the maximum height of the prickly pear cactus plant is kept at 1.
The prickly pear cactus also was used as emergency livestock feed in the desert, though it required a laborious process of singeing or rubbing with abrasives to remove the spines that would otherwise injure or even kill cattle.
A recent clinical study has confirmed the diuretic and weight management effect of this prickly pear cactus fruit extract (Opuntia ficus-indica).
Bio Serae Laboratories recently conducted a clinical study in order to confirm the diuretic and weight management effect of Cacti-Nea, a natural water extract of prickly pear cactus fruit (Opuntia ficus-indica), on humans.
Enterprises, for example, markets a prickly pear cactus salsa under the Arizona Cowboy brand name.
One possibility is that cacti such as Texas prickly pear cactus (Opuntia engelmannii), tasajillo (Opuntia leptocaulis) and strawberry cactus (Echinocereus enneacanthus) can be a refuge from these extreme conditions because the high water content in the cacti could provide a buffer from temperature changes due to the high specific heat of water.
And the cactus moth has been used successfully in Australia to control the prickly pear cactus.
GameGuard Camo is ideal for arid locations, as it sports green and brown leaves and a prickly pear cactus pattern.
He wouldn't get up, so I shot him in his bed through prickly pear cactus with my 300-yard gun--from about 22 yards.
Be careful," he cautions, as he points to the prickly pear cactus bearing the flowers.