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Opuntia johnsonii
Cact. Succ. J. (Los Angeles) 29(1): 22, 1957. Norn, inval. (Art. 36.1).

Accepted Scientific Name: Opuntia quitensis
Dict. Hort. [Bois] 894 1898.

Opuntia johnsonii Photo by: Diego Armentano
It has pads reminiscent of Opuntia catingicola, but smaller, and produces, orange tubular flowers, which are all embedded in a flattened joint, replacing the pericarpel. These flowers, that don't seem quite open, come from the extremity of the pads, one per pad.


See all synonyms of Opuntia quitensis
Accepted name in llifle Database:
Opuntia quitensis F.A.C.Weber
Dict. Hort. [Bois] 894 1898.
Synonymy: 5

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Red Buttons, Red button opuntia, Red Buttons Opuntia
SPANISH (Español): pencho, tunilla

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Opuntia quitensis group

  • Opuntia johnsonii: has small pads with orange tubular flowers, which come from the extremity of the pads, one per pad. Distribution: Northern Peru-Ecuador frontier zone.
  • Opuntia quitensis F.A.C.Weber

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Opuntia johnsonii Photo by: Diego Armentano
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