Opuntia monacantha (Common Pricklypear) is a species of shrub in the family cacti. It is a succulent plant. It has a self-supporting growth form. Common Pricklypear is listed in CITES Appendix II. It is native to Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Sergipe, Rio de Janeiro, Mata Atlântica, Santa Catarina, Bahia, São Paulo, Cerrado, Paraná, Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, and Rio Grande do Sul. It has photosynthetic stem leaves. Common Pricklypear is a photoautotroph.
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