Opuntia phaeacantha

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#989 They called me Opuntia phaeacantha, also known as Opuntia phaeacantha var. wootonii, Opuntia wootonii, Opuntia engelmannii var. wootonii, and Opuntia woodsii. I pay homage to the male botanists Elmer Otis Wooton, Woods (I couldn’t find his records), and George Engelmann, or Georg Engelmann. They first catalogued me in 1849.

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