Opuntia galapageia

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Opuntia galapageia
Teguise Guatiza - Jardin - Opuntia galapageia 04 ies.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Opuntia
Species: O. galapageia
Binomial name
Opuntia galapageia

Opuntia galapageia is a species of cactus. It is endemic to the Galápagos Islands, part of Ecuador.[1] There are three varieties: Opuntia galapageia var. galapageia on Bartolome, Santiago and Pinta, Opuntia galapageia var. macrocarpa on Pinzon and Opuntia galapageia var. profusa on Rabida.


  1. ^ Tye, A. & Kling, M. 2013. Opuntia galapageia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013. Downloaded on 18 September 2015.