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Research and Conservation in Southern Sonora, Mexico

Opuntia robusta (nopal rodajón, tuna tapona)

 


Opuntia robusta near Maycoba, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Opuntia robusta in the Sierra Oscura above San Bernardo, Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Opuntia robusta flowering in cultivation. The pads of this clone can reach 18 inches wide; it is probably from a population south of Sonora. Photo: Mark Dimmitt

Opuntia robusta in fruit on Mesa del Campanero near Yécora, Sonora. Photo: T.R. Van Devender