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Maihueniopsis ovata
Maihueniopsis ovata
gatito Cactus Family
Maihueniopsis ovata Cactaceae
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Spanish common names
accepted scientific name
  •Maihueniopsis ovata (Pfeiff.) F. Ritter
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  Maihueniopsis ovata (74)
  Opuntia ovata (2)
  Opuntia russellii (0)
  Tephrocactus ovatus (3)
family name
  • Cactaceae
Image Author: Ing. Diego Cabral, Flora Mendocina Nativa
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Category: Cactus
Flowers: Many petals
Petal colors: color color
Flower size is about 2.36 inches
Leaf: No obvious leaves
Plant Observed 3rd week of April thru end of January
Endemic to Argentina and Chile

How Likely at this Location (16%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (81%)
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native Native
native Not Present
Endemic to Argentina and Chile