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Cacti - Opuntia aciculata

"Opuntia" refers to the Greek town of Opus.

"Aciculata" derives from the Latin word “acicula” which means “a small pin for a headdress” - referring to the glochids.
So the name means "covered with small pins"

It grows in the south west USA and northern Mexico, on dry stony slopes.

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