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Barcode data: Opuntia megasperma

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Opuntia megasperma

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Opuntia megasperma

Opuntia megasperma is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. This vulnerable cactus species is endemic to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador), where restricted to Floreana, San Cristobal and Espanola.

Opuntia megasperma in a highly important source of food, water, and shade for Galápagos tortoises.[1]

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  1. ^ Gibbs, James P.; Hunter, Elizabeth A.; Shoemaker, Kevin T.; Tapia, Washington H.; Cayot, Linda J. (2014), Demographic Outcomes and Ecosystem Implications of Giant Tortoise Reintroduction to Española Island, Galapagos, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110742 
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