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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Opuntia cf. durangensis (nopal)

This plant is currently identified in O. durangensis. Plants from the type locality farther south have orbicular pads, while the Sonoran plants have elongated pads.


Tom Van Devender beneath a large Opuntia cf. durangensis, Rancho El Carrizal, Sonora. Photo: T.R. Van Devender

Opuntia cf. durangensis on the Río Yaqui near Tónichi, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt