Micropuntia pulchella

Left: Micropuntia (or Opuntia) pulchella flowering in cultivation. This is definitely the best view of this plant, there are just a few scruffy twigs below.

Below: Two habitat plants. The left one shares ground with Sclerocactus nyensis and the right one with Sclerocactus pubispinus. I imagine that they are grazed (by rabbits?) and these inconspicuous plants they would look much more obvious in flower.

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