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Devil's-Tongue

Louis Charles Christopher Krieger1910-04-16/1914-09-24

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Washington, DC, United States

Opuntia austrina, sometimes referred to as Devil's-Tongue or Eastern Prickly Pear, is a species of cactus found in the southeastern US states of Florida, Alabama, Missisippi, and Texas. It can grow up to 5 inches in length and it's flowers are yellow in color.

Unpublished Griffiths, David Glass negative stored in Smithsonian Institution Archives as of 1988. Opuntia azurea (Cactaceae). Collection: D. Griffiths 33719, U.S.A., Southwest; pads & flowers. Negative numbers listed are 1659 and 10033. Artist: Morita, Kako - Apr 16 1910. Opuntia azurea (Cactaceae). Collection: S.P.I. 33719, U.S.A., Southwest; fruit. Negative numbers listed are 1659 and 10033. Artist: Krieger, L.C.C. - Sep 24 1914.

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  • Title: Devil's-Tongue
  • Creator: L.C.C. Krieger and Kako Morita
  • Date Created: 1910-04-16/1914-09-24
  • Type: Illustration
  • Rights: This image was obtained from the Smithsonian Institution. The image or its contents may be protected by international copyright laws. http://www.si.edu/termsofuse
  • External Link: View this object record in the Smithsonian Institution Collections Search Center
  • Medium: Watercolor over photograph
  • Scientific Name: <i>Opuntia austrina</i>
  • Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
  • Field: Botany

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