This ornamental plant paper craft is a Opuntia (aka nopales or paddle cactus) Cactus (Prickly Pear), a genus in the cactus family, the papercraft designed by Chokipeta via Canon Papercraft. Currently, only prickly pears are included in this genus of about 200 species distributed throughout most of the Americas. Chollas are now separated into the genus Cylindropuntia, which some still consider a subgenus of Opuntia. Austrocylindropuntia, Corynopuntia and Micropuntia are also often included in the present genus, but like Cylindropuntia they seem rather well distinct. Brasiliopuntia and Miqueliopuntia are closer relatives of Opuntia.
The most commonly culinary species is the Indian Fig Opuntia. Most culinary uses of the term "prickly pear" refer to this species. Prickly pears are also known as "tuna", "nopal" or nopales, from the Nahuatl word nōpalli for the pads, or nostle, from the Nahuatl word nōchtli for the fruit; or paddle cactus.
Gaze at this beautiful cactus paper craft for a moment and you will find yourself in a relaxed, tranquil mood. It's the perfect decoration for any room. Also looks great when displayed with a notocactus-uebelmannianus or columnar-cactus. The prickly pear is a fan-shaped cactus belonging to the opuntieae tribe, native to south-western America and Mexico. In summer it bears yellow flowers, and it is known for its stalk and reddish-purple fruit which can both be used as food.
You can download the canon papercraft here: Canon Papercraft: Ornamental Plant - Opuntia Cactus (Prickly Pear) Free Download