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Opuntia stricta

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#140 They called me Opuntia stricta, also known as Opuntia bentonii, Opuntia bartramii, Opuntia dillenii var. reitzii, and Opuntia dillenii. I pay homage to the male botanists Benton (I couldn’t find his records), Dillen (I couldn’t find his records), Reitz (I couldn’t find his records), and John Bartram, Edwin Bunting Bartram, or William Bartram. They first catalogued me in 1812.

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