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Opuntia leptocarpa. The painting is by Mary Emily Eaton (1873-1961) and the lithography is by A. Hoen & Co of Baltimore. It appears in Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family, published by the Carnegie Institute between 1919 and 1923.

Opuntia leptocarpa. The painting is by Mary Emily Eaton (1873-1961) and the lithography is by A. Hoen & Co of Baltimore. It appears in Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family, published by the Carnegie Institute between 1919 and 1923.

A cactus [3] is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales.[4] The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain.[5] Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found…

A cactus [3] is a member of the plant family Cactaceae, a family comprising about 127 genera with some 1750 known species of the order Caryophyllales.[4] The word "cactus" derives, through Latin, from the Ancient Greek κάκτος, kaktos, a name originally used by Theophrastus for a spiny plant whose identity is not certain.[5] Cacti occur in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most cacti live in habitats subject to at least some drought. Many live in extremely dry environments, even being found…

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