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The Galápagos Islands are home to many unique and interesting plant species, including the Galápagos Pricklypear (Opuntia galapageia). This cactus is found nowhere else in the world and is an important part of the Galápagos ecosystem.

The Galápagos Pricklypear is a large cactus that can grow up to 10 feet tall. It has a thick, green stem and large, flat leaves. The flowers of the cactus are white or pale pink and bloom in the springtime.

The Galápagos Islands are the only place in the world where you can find the Galápagos Pricklypear in its natural habitat. These cacti grow in open areas on the islands, such as in the lava fields.

The best time to see the Galápagos Pricklypear is in the springtime, when the cacti are in bloom. This is also the time of year when the Galápagos Islands are busiest with tourism, so be sure to plan your trip accordingly!

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Geeky Facts about the Galapagos Pricklypear

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It is the most widely distributed and numerous plant found in the Archipelago.

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The Prickly Pair Cactus is the staple of the Land Iguanas and Tortoises‘ diet.

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They have thigmotactic anthers; when they are touched they curl over, depositing their pollen.

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