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PlantFiles Pictures: Indian fig (Opuntia ficus-indica)

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albleroy
Wavre/ greenhous +/-, IA

March 29, 2003
8:02 AM

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Smooth Mountain Prickly Pear, Indian Fig, Mission Cactus, Tuberous Prickly Pear, Nopal
Opuntia ficus-indica


This picture has been taken on the Canary Islands, I have a lot more of this species, but all in slides. If interested let me know and I can make copy. Take note a lot of Cv are on the market as they are used 1) as cattle food 2) as human food, in Mex. you can find them on the market as Tuna, the are cut into slices and prepared just as green beans. 3) as culture substrat for the famous Cochenille. The famous bugs used to colour all kinds of stuff, yes madam even your lipstick is made with dryed cactus bugs!!

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