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PEIRESKIA ACULEATA

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 926 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PEIRESKIA ACULEATA, or Barbadoes gooseberry, the Cactus peireskia of Linnaeus, differs from the rest in having woody stems and leaf-bearing branches, the leaves being somewhat fleshy, but otherwise of the ordinary laminate character. The flowers are subpaniculate, white or yellowish. This species is frequently used as a stock on which to graft other Cacti. There are about a dozen species known of this genus, mainly Mexican.
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