Dangerous Opuntia

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Dangerous Opuntia

Post by MWP admin » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:09 pm

I seen this at Buskett (by the road to Black Forest) and it is not Opuntia ficus--indica. What is it amd is it just an ornamental / casual escape?
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Post by RB » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:43 pm

There are probably hundreds of Opuntia species of all shapes and size. Recommend a cactus book!

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Post by jackpot » Sat Jan 27, 2007 6:44 pm

nice specimen but difficult to name the species without flower and/or fruit- there are about 10 Opuntia species in Malta for ornament...

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Post by MWP admin » Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:29 pm

Ok, I keep an eye on it. I pass by it by the car whenever I go to Dingli.
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here we have the fruit

Post by MWP admin » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:03 pm

I have images of the fruit... I wonder if they would be of any help?

O. filifera is my closest, but it's not that one I suppose. Note the hair-like structures radiating out together with the spines.
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