Common Names: Millspaughs,
Habit: Consolea millspaughii
grows up to 4 m in height with a round trunk to 10 cm in diameter.
The trunk branches at the top producing succulent, jointed pads.
Each pad is up to 40 cm long, 10 cm wide and 1 cm thick. On the pads
are areoles in 10 or more rows. Each areole is about 1 cm apart with
short brown glochids and longer spines that are reddish when immature
turning white at maturity..
The flowers are solitary, occurring
along the edges of the pads. Each flower has numerous succulent
sepals and petals that are red. There are numerous stamens attached
to the base of the perianth. There is a inferior ovary with a single
locule. The fruit is a berry that is reddish purple at maturity
millspaughii grows in exposed rock outcroppings near shorelines
in low density Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formation –Shrublands
Distribution in Bahamas/Globally:
Consolea millspaughii occurs in the central islands of the
Bahamian Archipelago as well as Cuba, Cayman Islands, and the Lesser
Consolea millspaughii has no known medicinal uses.