Spineless Opuntia in Puglia (Italy)

Wim Maes (Belgium) sent this nice picture of the spineless prickly pear (Opuntia ficus-indica var. inermis).  The photo was taken in Puglia (Italy) – P1110043.JPG

This interesting plant can play a very important role in the combat of desertification.

Spineless prickly pear in Puglia (italy) - Photo credit Wim Maes 2015.
Spineless prickly pear in Puglia (italy) – Photo credit Wim Maes 2015.

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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.