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Family: CACTACEAE 

 Opuntia megliolii
 
  
Author:  Michael Kiessling  2000
Family:  Cactaceae
Habitat:  North of San Juan, Argentina
Soil:  Grit
Water:  Minimum
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  15 centimetres
Flower:  Yellow to Brown-orange
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Pterocactus megliolii R. Kiesling 1971
    This member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by Michael Kiessling in 2000. It is found north of the Argentine city of San Juan. It grows in grit with little water and lots of sun. The flowers are yellow to brown-orange. The root will get up to five centimetres in diameter and fifteen centimetres long. The whole plant will get fifteen centimetres high. 

Subfamily: Opuntioideae