Plant Database forum: oputina microdasys v. 'funny bunny'

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Name: Agavegirl1
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AgaveGirl1
Jan 27, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Hi Big Grin

Uhm...I am the absolute worse at listing Latin names. No matter how many times people explain it I don't get it. Couldn't tell you a species from a genius if my life depended on it because I just plant 'cacti' and grow them. I'm not a botantist...no offense to those who are and are immensely smarter than myself. Thank goodness for them! Thumbs up

But I do know what this plant is called . It is called oputina microdasys v. 'funny bunny.'

I call it prickly pear, v. funny bunny and very painful due to the glochids that never seem to come out of your skin for a week! Grumbling

If you wish to add it or use it please do. It is a plant that lives in zone 9b, low Sonoran desert in Casa Grande, AZ. It is my neighbor's plant and it is about 15 years old more or less.
Thanks for your consideration.






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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jan 27, 2016 1:15 PM CST
Here's the database entry for Funny Bunny (Opuntia microdasys 'Monstrosus') Hope you will upload some of your great photos!
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Bonehead
Jan 27, 2016 5:46 PM CST
AgaveGirl, in the future, if you simply type in the simplest form of your plant, you will likely find it quickly in the database. In this instance, I searched the database for Funny Bunny and got 4 hits, your cactus and 3 totally different plants. From that screen, you can simply click on the proper entry and then add your photos easily. I have actually found it more difficult to search by botanical name because the likelihood of misspelling is much higher. Hope that helps.
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Name: Agavegirl1
South Sonoran Desert (Zone 9b)
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AgaveGirl1
Jan 28, 2016 8:31 AM CST
Yes! Thanks Thumbs up Wasn't sure if I had to put in 'prickly pear' or 'opuntia' or 'funny bunny' so I get all messed up. Forget genus, species, etc. Blinking

Now what do I do if I don't know specifically what this plant is? Say for example, I know it is a 'prickly pear' or 'opuntia' but not a funny bunny? Which name would be best to type in and in what spot?

Thanks,
AG
Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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KentPfeiffer
Jan 28, 2016 8:47 AM CST

Plants Admin

Prickly Pears (Opuntia) (Opuntia)

The above link goes to the "parent plant" for Opuntias. If you know a plant is an Opuntia, but don't which species or cultivar it is, you can always put pictures in that entry.

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