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The cuija is a species of cactus and the only species in the genus Brasiliopuntia. The Spanish word cuija can also refer to other cacti, however, such as Opuntia rastrera.

Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis is native to South America, especially Brazil. There are some introduced populations elsewhere, such as Florida. Top of Opuntia brasiliensis The trunk References - 1. ^ "Opuntia rastrera". NPGS/GRIN. http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?25865. Retrieved 2008-01-27. 2. ^ Taylor (2002). Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. More

Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis at the Chicago Botanical Garden in May Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 10-11 Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost Minimum Avg. More