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Nopalea inaperta Schott ex Griffiths;

Terrestrial cactus; stem jointed, forming pad-like segments; spine clusters (areoles) somewhat elevated, each bearing one to several spines or sometimes spines absent; flowers with conspicuous deep pink to red tepals and stamens atop the green ovary; ovary/fruit widest towards the concave apex (more or less obcylindric).

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