Plant ID forum: Anyone know Opuntia?

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Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2012 5:33 PM CST
I see this very large Opuntia on my daly walk ... any ideas which one it is? I've looked at Opuntia ficus-indica and Opuntia stricta and I'm leaning towards O. ficus-indica but I don't know much about Cacti so I thought I'd post some pictures to see if anyone recognizes this big guy!

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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Aug 25, 2012 8:05 PM CST
I don't know a lot about Opuntia, but I think you are right. O. stricta says up to 2 meters that one looks much taller in the picture.
Here is a key to identifying Opuntia.

http://www.efloras.org/florata...
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texasnatureonline.com


Name: Lin
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)

Region: United States of America Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Procrastinator
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plantladylin
Aug 25, 2012 8:33 PM CST
This plant is @ 15' in height and after more googling and reading I think it's definitely O. ficus-indica. The other one I thought was a possibility, Opuntia stricta only reaches about 3' in height.

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