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Spineless Opuntia

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:02 pm
by ourarka
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.

Re: Spineless Opuntia

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:07 pm
by fieldfest
i have one, its velvety, not sure of the name- ill try and find it

got mine off ebay

Re: Spineless Opuntia

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:27 pm
by JoelR
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.

Re: Spineless Opuntia

Posted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:33 pm
by ourarka
Searching around it appears that glochid-less varities are available, but seem very hard to find in the UK.