Opuntia chlorotica

Opuntia chlorotica is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. It is a species of prickly pear native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Its common names include pancake prickly pear, flapjack prickly pear and dollarjoint prickly pear.

Opuntia chlorotica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Opuntia
O. chlorotica
Binomial name
Opuntia chlorotica

This cactus is bluish-green and manifests a bushy to erect form that may attain a height of two meters or more.[2][3] Some analysis of the prehistoric range of O. chlorotica has been conducted by studies in the Waterman Mountains of Arizona; these pollen core analyses indicate that this cactus species was present in northern Arizona in late Wisconsinan glaciation period.[4]


  1. ^ Corral-Díaz, R. 2017. Opuntia chlorotica (amended version of 2013 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T152366A121590014. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T152366A121590014.en. Downloaded on 29 August 2021.
  2. ^ Nathaniel Lord Britton. 1919. p. 160
  3. ^ Jepson Manual Treatment: Opuntia chlorotica. 1993
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2009


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