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Opuntia engelmannii

Family: cactaceae
Common name(s): Engelmann's Prickly Pear; Desert Prickly Pear; Cow Tongue Prickly Pear; Tuna

General resources

Links for Opuntia engelmannii

  • - Community-assembled plant profile (5 photos)
  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Plant description and characteristics with notes on distribution, culture, and propagation. (39 photos)
  • Opuntia Web - Enthusiast's page describes characteristics and natural habitats of the species (and its subspecies, where appropriate). (41 photos)
  • Virginia Tech Dendrology - Factsheet with botanical characteristics and photos of various features. (5 photos)

Opuntia engelmannii var. cyclodes

Common name(s): western prickly pear


Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii


Opuntia engelmannii var. lindheimeri

Common name(s): Texas Prickly Pear, Englemann's Prickly Pear


Opuntia engelmannii var. linguiformis

Common name(s): Cactus Apple; Cow Tongue Prickly Pear


Last updated:20 Dec 2023