Opuntia chakensis Speg.
Platyopuntia interjecta F.Ritter
Platyopuntia pyrrhantha F.Ritter
Common Name: Arumbeva
Arumbeva is an evergreen, succulent shrub growing up to 2 metres tall[
The fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild for local consumption, though it is not widely appreciated[
]. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental[
Species in this genus generally have numerous minutely barbed glochids (hairs) that are easily dislodged when the plant is touched and they then become stuck to the skin where they are difficult to see and remove. They can cause considerable discomfort[
S. America - Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia.
Well drained fields with open vegetation[
|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Fruit - raw[
]. There is a small, sweet placenta at the base of the fruit[
]. The fruit is about 8cm long and 5cm wide[
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