Opuntia engelmannii, Cactus Apple
Scientific Name: Opuntia engelmannii
Common Name: Cactus Apple
Also Called: Cow's Tongue Prickly Pear, Engelmann Prickly Pear, Engelmann Pricklypear, Tuna; (Spanish: Nopal, Abrojo, Joconostle, Vela de Coyote)
Family: Cactaceae, Cactus Family
Synonyms: (Opuntia phaeacantha var. discata)
Growth Form: Shrub;
Leaves: Leaves modified into spines or glochids and emerging from areoles.
Flower Color: Mostly yellow but variable, buff to orange and pink or red and rarely whitish;
Recorded Range: In the United States Opuntia engelmannii is found primarily in the southwest but also in the southern states in; AZ, CA, LA, MO, MS, NM, NV, OK, TX and, UT. In Arizona is occurs throughout the central, north- and south-central and southeast parts of the state.
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