Herb latin name: Opuntia howeyi

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Description of the plant:


Medicinal use of Opuntia howeyi:

None known

Known hazards of Opuntia howeyi:

The plant has numerous minutely barbed glochids (hairs) that are easily dislodged when the plant is touched and they then become stuck to the skin where they are difficult to see and remove. They can cause considerable discomfort.

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.