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Glochids

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Definition of Glochids : Glochids are tiny, finely barbed hair-like spines found on the areoles of some cacti and other plants. Cactus glochids easily detach from the plant and become lodged in the skin, causing irritation upon contact.





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Pages with Glochids in the Description:

Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia polyacantha Cactaceae
Prickly Pear Cactus Opuntia phaeacantha Cactaceae
Prickly Pear Cactus Rose Opuntia engelmannii Cactaceae


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