Spineless Opuntia

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ourarka
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Spineless Opuntia

Post by ourarka » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:02 pm

Does anyone know whether there are any spineless/glochidless Opuntias available in the Uk that have a chance of surviving?

I am particularly interested in Opuntia cacanapa or Opuntia ellisiana but can't find it anywhere. Does anyone own one or know of a source?

All information gladly received.


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fieldfest
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Re: Spineless Opuntia

Post by fieldfest » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:07 pm

i have one, its velvety, not sure of the name- ill try and find it

got mine off ebay


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JoelR
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Re: Spineless Opuntia

Post by JoelR » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:27 pm

Apparently O. Cacanapa var. ellisiana is actually Opuntia engelmannii var. cacanapa. I haven't heard of it. Spineless forms may still have glochids...which are worse than spines.


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Re: Spineless Opuntia

Post by ourarka » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:33 pm

Searching around it appears that glochid-less varities are available, but seem very hard to find in the UK.


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