Also called Consolea rubescens. This is the very best variety. No spines. Edible by tortoises and humans! (use in salads), straight from the plant - no preparation.
Spineless prickly pear, Tigertongue, South Texas pricklypear
Opuntia ellisiana is a spinless form of Opuntia cacanapa. It is derived from cultivation in the United States. Edible by humans - grill them whole and serve them with some lime.The young pads are great with eggs. Unrooted pads only.